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gleam

gleam

 
 
pronunciation:
glim
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a slight, sudden, or brief flash or beam of light; glint.
There was a gleam of light as the door opened.
synonyms:
glimmer, glint
similar words:
beam, blink, flash, glare, ray, shimmer, sparkle
definition 2: a continuous but dim or subdued shining; glow.
The children love the gleam of the Christmas tree lights.
synonyms:
glow, shine
similar words:
glimmer, luster, radiance, sheen, shimmer
definition 3: a slight, sudden, or brief appearance, as of a feeling or quality.
She felt a guilty gleam of pleasure at her sister's humiliation.
synonyms:
flicker, glint, ray
similar words:
glimmer, glimpse, hint, inkling, scintilla, trace
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: gleamed, gleaming, gleams
definition 1: to reflect or emit a flash, glow, or beam of light.
The pots and pans were scrubbed until they gleamed.The candle gleamed in the window.
synonyms:
beam, shine
similar words:
flare, flash, glare, glow, radiate
definition 2: to appear suddenly or briefly.
synonyms:
flash
similar words:
streak
derivation: gleamingly (adv.)
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