- 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.