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glint

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of glint

  1. 1 to shoot forth bursts of light the cat's eyes glinted in the moonlight Synonyms of glint coruscate, flame, glance, gleam, glimmer, flash, glisten, glister, glitter, luster (or lustre), scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink, winkleWords Related to glint beam, radiate, shine; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; blaze, burn, flare, glare, glow

  2. 2 to take a quick or hasty look the thief glinted around the corner to see if anyone was coming Synonyms of glint browse, dip, glimpse, glance, peek, skimWords Related to glint keek [chiefly Scottish], peep; blink, squint; look over, peruse, rake, scanNear Antonyms of glint examine, overlook, oversee, question, survey; study, view; peer, pry; gawk, goggle, rubberneck; leer, ogleAntonyms of glint gaze, stare

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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