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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 of gleam blaze, flare, fluorescence, glare, light, glow, illumination, incandescence, luminescence, radiance, shineWords Related to gleam 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 of gleam 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 of gleam coruscate, flame, glance, flash, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, luster (or lustre), scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink, winkleWords Related to gleam beam, radiate, shine; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; blaze, burn, flare, glare, glow

Synonym Discussion of gleam

flash, gleam, glint, sparkle, glitter, glisten, glimmer, shimmer mean to send forth light. flash implies a sudden outburst of bright light.
    • lightning flashed
gleam suggests a steady light seen through an obscuring medium or against a dark background.
    • lights gleamed in the valley
glint implies a cold glancing light.
    • glinting steel
sparkle suggests innumerable moving points of bright light.
    • the sparkling waters
glitter connotes a brilliant sparkling or gleaming.
    • glittering diamonds
glisten applies to the soft sparkle from a wet or oily surface.
    • glistening wet sidewalk
glimmer suggests a faint or wavering gleam.
    • a distant glimmering light
shimmer means shining with a wavering light.
    • a shimmering satin dress


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