verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of glint
Synonyms for glint
Examples from the Web for glint
Contemporary Examples of glint
Billy Bob Thornton, explaining the biggest appeal of the project for him, calls it, with a glint in his eye, “a 10-hour movie.”Is TV’s ‘Fargo’ as Bloody Good as the Coen Brothers Movie? You Betcha.
April 10, 2014
Historical Examples of glint
"I'll have to think that over," she said, with a glint of mischief in her eyes.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
With the first glint of dawn I heard steps outside the hut; but I did not stir.The Strolling Saint
"It is a habit of mine," said he, with a glint of humour in his eye.St. Martin's Summer
Alston Choate did not allow a glint to lighten the grave kindliness of his glance.The Prisoner
The wolf had seen the glint of her pistol barrel and had fled.Out of the Depths
Robert Ames Bennet
Word Origin for glint
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.
1540s (modern use from 1826), from glint (v.).