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glister

[glis-ter] /ˈglɪs tər/
verb (used without object), Archaic.
1.
to glisten; glitter.
noun
2.
glitter; sparkle.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; akin to glisten
Related forms
glisteringly, adverb
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Examples for glister
  • And yet, though sceptics have given warning over many months that gold is about to lose its glister, the price keeps rising.
  • It seems to have lost its glister, tarnished to no small degree by the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century.
British Dictionary definitions for glister

glister

/ˈɡlɪstə/
verb, noun
1.
an archaic word for glitter
Derived Forms
glisteringly, adverb
Word Origin
C14: probably from Middle Dutch glisteren
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Word Origin and History for glister
v.

late 14c., probably from or related to Low German glisten, Middle Dutch glisteren, from PIE root *ghel- "to shine, glitter" (see glass). Related: Glistered; glistering. As a noun, from 1530s.

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