The definition of a gleam is a brief flash of light or a weak light that lasts for awhile.(noun)
An example of a gleam is a beam of light peeking through an open door.
Gleam is defined as to shine briefly, glow or flash.(verb)
An example of to gleam is to briefly shine a flashlight into a dark cave.
See gleam in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME glem < OE glæm < IE *ghlei- < *ĝhel-, to shine, gleam > gold, glass, glow
See gleam in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English glem
Origin: , from Old English glǣm; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
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