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gleam

gleam

 
 
pronunciation:
glim
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small or brief flash or beam of light.
We saw a gleam of light as the door opened.
synonyms:
glimmer, glint
similar words:
beam, flash, glare, ray, sparkle
definition 2: a sudden or quick feeling.
He felt a gleam of pride when he passed the test.
synonyms:
flicker, glint, ray
similar words:
glimmer, glimpse, hint, inkling, trace
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: gleamed, gleaming, gleams
definition: to give out a flash, glow, or beam of light.
The candle gleamed in the dark room.The wolf's teeth gleamed in the moonlight.
synonyms:
beam, shine
similar words:
flare, flash, glare, glow, radiate
derivation: gleamingly (adv.)
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