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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A point of shining light, especially in darkness. Also: To shine.

Usage examples (31)
  • There was a gleam of light at the very end of the long tunnel.
  • The gleam in his eye, which I have called a gleam of malice, had settled into
  • The eye of Binkley fixed a young man at his table with the Bohemian gleam, which is a compound of the look of the Basilisk, the shine of
  • I just hope it was a typo on your part when you quoted Kat as saying "gleam" instead of "glean." for more
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  • I can "glean" (gather information) that you are being mischievous by the "gleam" (a light that shows up briefly) in your eye.
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