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glint

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1 to shoot forth bursts of light

  • the catʼs eyes glinted in the moonlight
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2 to take a quick or hasty look

  • the thief glinted around the corner to see if anyone was coming
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keek [chiefly Scottish], peep

blink, squint

look over, peruse, rake, scan

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Synonym Discussion of glint

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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