glint

[glint]

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.

Nearby words

  1. glimpse,
  2. glin,
  3. glinka,
  4. glinka, mikhail ivanovich,
  5. glinn,
  6. glinty,
  7. glio-,
  8. glioblast,
  9. glioblastoma,
  10. glioblastoma multiforme

Origin of glint

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

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British Dictionary definitions for glint

glint

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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