verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- glinka, mikhail ivanovich,
- glioblastoma multiforme
Origin of glint
Examples from the Web for 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.|Kevin Fallon|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She looked again at Berengère, who saw the glint of her green eyes and the old proud discontent twisting her lip, but did nothing.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay|Maurice Hewlett
The eyes of the little inventor softened and into them crept a glint of pensiveness.Flood Tide|Sara Ware Bassett
Beyond them stretched the roadway leading to the common; to the left he could plainly see the glint of the sun on the river.The Hero of Garside School|J. Harwood Panting
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.).