having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

bugle beads all aglitter


glinting eyes


glinting water


his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent


shop window full of glittering Christmas trees


glittery costume jewelry


scintillant mica


the scintillating stars


a dress with sparkly sequins


`glistering' is an archaic term

Similar to: ↑bright
Derivationally related forms: ↑sparkle (for: ↑sparkly), ↑scintillate (for: ↑scintillant), ↑glitter, ↑coruscate (for: ↑coruscant)

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