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glis·ten

glisten

 
 
pronunciation:
glI sn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: glistens, glistening, glistened
definition: to shine or sparkle with reflected light.
The brass candlesticks glistened after being polished.
 
synonyms:
glitter, shine, sparkle
similar words:
glimmer, glint, glow, shimmer, twinkle
derivation: glisteningly (adv.)
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The word glisten contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.