- The definition of a glint is a quick flash of sparkle or a faint indication of something.
- An example of glint is the flash of sunlight off of a crystal handing in the window.
- An example of glint is the sudden look on someones face that they have the answer to the math problem.
- Glint is defined as to sparkle, shine or reflect.
- An example of glint is sunshine bouncing off raindrops on a flower.
- An example of glint is the polish of a freshly cleaned and buffed paint on a car.
- to shine or reflect with intermittent flashes of light; gleam, flash, or glitter
- Archaic to move quickly, esp. glancingly
Origin of glintMiddle English glenten, probably from Scand, as in Swedish dial glänta, akin to Middle High German glinzen, to glint, German glänzen, to shine from Indo-European an unverified form ghlendh- from base an unverified form ?hel-, to shine from source glow, glass
- A momentary flash of light; a sparkle: a glint of sunlight through the clouds.
- A faint or fleeting indication; a trace: a glint of suspicion on his face.
intransitive verbglint·ed, glint·ing, glints
- To gleam or give out small flashes of light, usually by reflection: Her glasses glinted in the sunlight. See Synonyms at flash.
- To be reflected in small flashes: The moon glinted on the lake.
Origin of glintMiddle English glent of Scandinavian origin ; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- A short flash of light.
- I saw the glint of metal as he raised the gun.
glint - Computer Definition
A legacy family of 2D and 3D processors from 3D Labs, Inc., a division of Creative Technology Ltd., Milpitas, CA (www.3dlabs.com) that were widely used in high-end graphics cards. 3D Labs' Wildcat Realizm technology followed the GLINT line, which supports high-level shading languages such as OpenGL and Microsoft's DirectX 9.