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glint

[ glint ]
/ glɪnt /
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noun

a tiny, quick flash of light.
gleaming brightness; luster.
a brief or slight manifestation or occurrence; inkling; trace.

verb (used without object)

to shine with a glint.
to move suddenly; dart.

verb (used with object)

to cause to glint; reflect.

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Origin of glint

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English glint, variant of obsolete glent; compare Danish glente, Swedish dialect glänta “to glimpse, brighten”

synonym study for glint

4. See flash.
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British Dictionary definitions for glint

glint
/ (ɡlɪnt) /

verb

to gleam or cause to gleam brightly

noun

a bright gleam or flash
brightness or gloss
a brief indication

Word Origin for glint

C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect glänta, glinta to gleam
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