- 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 glinting
What did she see up there, glinting along the mountaintops of the mind?Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun
November 8, 2014
The little white head was glinting off again when the father called it back.The Manxman
Lestrange gave his fine, glinting smile as he rose to salute Emily.The Flying Mercury
Eleanor M. Ingram
Head and front of them all was Hito, fat and shining, with glinting pig's eyes.Nicanor - Teller of Tales
C. Bryson Taylor
The blue dawn of morning was glinting among the rocks when I awoke.The Wild Huntress
He pointed to Trowley's ship, and then to the far and glinting horizon.Brothers of Peril
Theodore Goodridge Roberts
- to gleam or cause to gleam brightly
- a bright gleam or flash
- brightness or gloss
- a brief indication
Word Origin and History for glinting
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.