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gleam

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gleam

  1. the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible <the door opened a crack and let in a gleam of light from the hallway> Synonyms blaze, flare, fluorescence, glare, light, glow, illumination, incandescence, luminescence, radiance, shineRelated Words flash, glimmer, glint, glitter, scintillation, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle; daylight, moonlight, sunlight, sunshine; afterglow, aureole (or aureola), aurora, beam, halo, ray, shaft, streak, stream, sunbeam; glisten, gloss, luster (or lustre), polish, reflection, sheenNear Antonyms blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, duskiness, gloom, night, shadow




gleam

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gleam

  1. to shoot forth bursts of light <fine china and stemware gleaming in the candlelight> Synonyms coruscate, flame, glance, flash, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, luster (or lustre), scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink, winkleRelated Words beam, radiate, shine; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; blaze, burn, flare, glare, glow





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