Definition of Glint

1. Noun. A momentary flash of light.

Exact synonyms: Flicker, Spark
Generic synonyms: Flash
Derivative terms: Flicker, Flicker, Spark



2. Verb. Be shiny, as if wet. "The horizon is glinting with lights"; "His eyes were glistening"
Exact synonyms: Gleam, Glisten, Glitter, Shine
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem
Specialized synonyms: Spangle, Shimmer
Derivative terms: Glisten, Glitter

3. Noun. A spatially localized brightness.
Generic synonyms: Brightness

4. Verb. Throw a glance at; take a brief look at. "They glint up the hill"; "I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting"
Exact synonyms: Glance, Peek
Generic synonyms: Look
Derivative terms: Glance, Peek

Definition of Glint

1. n. A glimpse, glance, or gleam.

2. v. t. To glance; to peep forth, as a flower from the bud; to glitter.

3. v. t. To glance; to turn; as, to glint the eye.

Definition of Glint

1. Noun. short flash of light ¹

2. Verb. to flash briefly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glint

1. to glitter [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: glitter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glint

glimmer
glimmered
glimmering
glimmeringly
glimmerings
glimmers
glimmery
glimms
glimpse
glimpsed
glimpser
glimpsers
glimpses
glimpsing
glims
glint (current term)
glint in the milkman's eye
glinted
glintier
glintiest
glinting
glints
glinty
glio-
glioblast
glioblastoma
glioblastoma multiforme
glioblastomas
glioblastomata
glioblastosis cerebri

Literary usage of Glint

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... glint, twinkle. flat-topped, a. tabular (formal or learned). flashing, n. bright (contextual), blazing (contextual), fulguration (rare or fig. ..."

2. Complete Prose Works by Walt Whitman (1891)
"A glint inside of Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet appointments. One item of many.—While it was hanging in suspense who should be appointed Secretary of the ..."

3. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1883)
"The artist has fairly enough caught the steely glint of armour. Backplates were frequently composed of reticulated pieces overlapping each other, ..."

4. The Face of the Earth: (Das Antlitz Der Erde) by Eduard Suess (1906)
"glint lines. The table-land of Spitzbergen. Greenland. The Caledonian mountains. The Armorican mountains. ..."

5. Every Day in the Year: A Poetical Epitome of the World's History by James Lauren Ford, Mary K. Ford (1902)
"... O'er men that reel, 'mid glint of steel, Bellow or boom of gun, They leap and shout over each redoubt Till the final trench is won! O charge sublime! ..."

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