- a tiny, quick flash of light.
- gleaming brightness; luster.
- a brief or slight manifestation or occurrence; inkling; trace.
- to shine with a glint.
- to move suddenly; dart.
- to cause to glint; reflect.
Origin of glint
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Examples from the Web for glinted
He pulled the crucifix from under his shirt and it glinted in the bright midday sun.Brooklyn Shooting Hits Close to Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope Home
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Frost prisms on the snow sparkled and glinted in the starlight.Left on the Labrador
Her eyes, turned sideways, glinted; her teeth were fastened on her lower lip.Fraternity
When he held it up to the light it glinted and glowed all sorts of colors.Fairy Prince and Other Stories
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It must have struck button, or buckle, or something, and glinted off.Gaspar the Gaucho
He shuffled toward Auguste, fixing him with small eyes that glinted with malice.Shaman
- to gleam or cause to gleam brightly
- a bright gleam or flash
- brightness or gloss
- a brief indication
Word Origin and History for glinted
1540s (modern use from 1826), from glint (v.).
1787, from Scottish, where apparently it survived as an alteration of Middle English glenten "gleam, flash, glisten" (mid-15c.), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian gletta "to look," dialectal Swedish glinta "to shine"), from Proto-Germanic *glent-, from PIE *ghel- "to shine, glitter, glow, be warm" (see glass). Reintroduced into literary English by Burns. Related: Glinted; glinting.