glisk

   A slight touch of pleasure or twinge of pain that penetrates the soul and passes quickly away. Glisk was defined thusly by Charles Harrington Elster in the New York Times Magazine, August 29, 1999, on page 18.

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  • glisk — I. ˈglisk noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown 1. chiefly Scotland : glimpse 2. chiefly Scotland : gleam 3. chiefly Sc …   Useful english dictionary

  • glisk — Cleveland Dialect List to glisten ot glitter …   English dialects glossary

  • blink — Synonyms and related words: albedo, avoid, bat, bat the eyes, blench, blink at, blinking, broken, carefully ignore, cast, cold shoulder, coruscate, coruscation, cringe, cut a corner, cut corners, disregard, dodge, draw back, duck, evade, fade,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • glimmer — Synonyms and related words: blink, blinking, broad hint, clue, coruscate, coruscation, cue, firefly, gentle hint, gesture, glance, gleam, glimmering, glint, glisk, glisten, glister, glitter, glittering, glowworm, hint, implication, index,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • glisten — Synonyms and related words: blink, blinking, coruscate, coruscation, firefly, glance, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, glint, glisk, glister, glitter, glittering, glow, glowworm, reflect, scintilla, scintillate, scintillation, shimmer, shimmering,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • glitter — Synonyms and related words: be somebody, be something, bespangle, blatancy, blink, blinking, brazenness, brilliance, colorfulness, coruscate, coruscation, crudeness, cut a dash, cut a figure, cut a swath, dash, dazzle, dazzlingness, extravagance …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scintillate — Synonyms and related words: be brilliant, be merry with, blink, coruscate, crack a joke, crack wise, fleer at, fun, gibe at, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisk, glisten, glister, glitter, jape, jest, joke, josh, kid, kid around, make a funny,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shimmer — Synonyms and related words: blink, blinking, coruscate, coruscation, firefly, flicker, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, glint, glisk, glisten, glister, glitter, glittering, gloss, glow, glowworm, light, ripple, scintilla, scintillate, scintillation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spangle — Synonyms and related words: adorn, band, bar, bead, bejewel, beribbon, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, blink, blinking, blotch, check, checker, coruscate, coruscation, dapple, decorate, diamond, dot, engrave, feather, figure, filigree, firefly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spark — Synonyms and related words: AC arc, Beau Brummel, Poulsen arc, abettor, activate, actuate, actuator, address, animate, animator, aperiodic discharge, arc, arc column, arc discharge, atom, bake, be in heat, beau, begin, blade, blaze, blink,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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