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glint

 (glĭnt)
n.
1. A momentary flash of light; a sparkle: a glint of sunlight through the clouds.
2. A faint or fleeting indication; a trace: a glint of suspicion on his face.
intr.v. glint·ed, glint·ing, glints
1. To gleam or give out small flashes of light, usually by reflection: Her glasses glinted in the sunlight. See Synonyms at flash.
2. To be reflected in small flashes: The moon glinted on the lake.

[Middle English glent, of Scandinavian origin; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glint

(ɡlɪnt)
vb
to gleam or cause to gleam brightly
n
1. a bright gleam or flash
2. brightness or gloss
3. a brief indication
[C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect glänta, glinta to gleam]

glint

(glɪnt)
n.
1. a tiny quick flash of light.
2. gleaming brightness; luster.
3. a brief or slight manifestation or occurrence; trace.
v.i.
4. to shine with a glint.
5. to move suddenly; dart.
v.t.
6. to cause to glint; reflect.
[1400–50; late Middle English glint, variant of obsolete glent; compare Dan glente]

glint


Past participle: glinted
Gerund: glinting

Imperative
glint
glint
Present
I glint
you glint
he/she/it glints
we glint
you glint
they glint
Preterite
I glinted
you glinted
he/she/it glinted
we glinted
you glinted
they glinted
Present Continuous
I am glinting
you are glinting
he/she/it is glinting
we are glinting
you are glinting
they are glinting
Present Perfect
I have glinted
you have glinted
he/she/it has glinted
we have glinted
you have glinted
they have glinted
Past Continuous
I was glinting
you were glinting
he/she/it was glinting
we were glinting
you were glinting
they were glinting
Past Perfect
I had glinted
you had glinted
he/she/it had glinted
we had glinted
you had glinted
they had glinted
Future
I will glint
you will glint
he/she/it will glint
we will glint
you will glint
they will glint
Future Perfect
I will have glinted
you will have glinted
he/she/it will have glinted
we will have glinted
you will have glinted
they will have glinted
Future Continuous
I will be glinting
you will be glinting
he/she/it will be glinting
we will be glinting
you will be glinting
they will be glinting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been glinting
you have been glinting
he/she/it has been glinting
we have been glinting
you have been glinting
they have been glinting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been glinting
you will have been glinting
he/she/it will have been glinting
we will have been glinting
you will have been glinting
they will have been glinting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been glinting
you had been glinting
he/she/it had been glinting
we had been glinting
you had been glinting
they had been glinting
Conditional
I would glint
you would glint
he/she/it would glint
we would glint
you would glint
they would glint
Past Conditional
I would have glinted
you would have glinted
he/she/it would have glinted
we would have glinted
you would have glinted
they would have glinted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glint - a momentary flash of lightglint - a momentary flash of light    
flash - a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
2.glint - a spatially localized brightness
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
Verb1.glint - be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"
appear, seem, look - give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
spangle - glitter as if covered with spangles
shimmer - give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk
2.glint - throw a glance at; take a brief look at; "She only glanced at the paper"; "I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting"
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

glint

verb
1. gleam, flash, shine, sparkle, glitter, twinkle, glimmer The sea glinted in the sun.
noun
1. gleam, flash, shine, sparkle, glitter, twinkle, twinkling, glimmer glints of sunlight

glint

noun
1. A sudden quick light:
2. Sparkling, brilliant light:
verb
To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
Translations
لألأه، لَمَعانيَتَلألأ
záblesklesklesknout seodlesk
funkleglimt
glampa, leiftraglampi, neisti
žėravimasžėruoti
mirgojumsmirgotspīdumszaigot

glint

[glɪnt]
A. N [of metal etc] → destello m, centelleo m
he had a glint in his eyele chispeaban los ojos

glint

[ˈglɪnt]
n
[light] → éclair m
[humour] → étincelle f
vi
[glass, water, metal] → étinceler
[eyes] → briller

glint

n (of light, metal)Glitzern nt no pl, → Blinken nt no pl; (of eyes)Funkeln nt no pl; a glint of lightein glitzernder Lichtstrahl; brown hair with golden glints in itbraunes Haar mit einem goldenen Schimmer; he has a wicked/merry glint in his eyesseine Augen funkeln böse/lustig; a glint of triumph/amusementein triumphierendes/amüsiertes Augenfunkeln
viglitzern, blinken; (eyes)funkeln

glint

[glɪnt]
1. n (of metal) → scintillio, luccichio
he had a glint in his eye → nei suoi occhi brillava una luce strana
he had an angry glint in his eye → aveva uno sguardo arrabbiato
2. vibrillare, luccicare

glint

(glint) verb
to gleam or sparkle. The windows glinted in the sunlight.
noun
a gleam or sparkle. the glint of steel; a glint of anger in her eyes.
References in classic literature ?
She could see the glint of the moon upon the bay, and could feel the soft, gusty beating of the hot south wind.
Once more I thought I caught the glint of his eyes, and that was all.
The admirers of the two girls stood in great awe of him, from instinct no doubt, because his behaviour to them was friendly and even somewhat obsequious, yet always with a certain truculent glint in his eye that made them pause in everything but their generosity - which was encouraged.
She followed on steadily through the gloom of the trees, depending on the glint of the white dress to keep her right.
Once, as it moved, I thought I saw the glint of two terrible, greenish eyes.
The glint of the gold in each case caught my eye, you see.
A few feet from it lay what looked like a long knife or short sword, straight, but with an ornamental and pictured handle, its dull blade just caught a grey glint from the dreary window behind, which showed the black trees against the leaden level of the sea.
Through their veil Archer caught the glint of the Lime Rock, with its white-washed turret and the tiny house in which the heroic light-house keeper, Ida Lewis, was living her last venerable years.
As he spoke I could not but note the crafty glint in his evil eyes, and while I saw the apparent logic of his reasoning I felt, subconsciously perhaps, that his words did but veil some sinister intent.
On the contrary, I caught a glint of humor through his gleaming glass, and he proceeded to pocket his revolver like the gentleman he was.
The poor girl caught the faint glint of steel through her tears, and it sobered her anguish.
Tarzan was on the point of going off to look for them himself, when he caught the yellow glint of a sleek hide moving cautiously through the jungle toward Clayton.