Glint definition

glĭnt
To shine or reflect with intermittent flashes of light; gleam, flash, or glitter.
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A gleam, flash, or glitter.
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A momentary flash of light; a sparkle.

A glint of sunlight through the clouds.

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A faint or fleeting indication; a trace.

A glint of suspicion on his face.

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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.

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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.

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To gleam or give out small flashes of light, usually by reflection.

Her glasses glinted in the sunlight.

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To be reflected in small flashes.

The moon glinted on the lake.

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A short flash of light.

I saw the glint of metal as he raised the gun.

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To flash briefly.
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To glance; to peep forth, as a flower from the bud; to glitter.

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(archaic) To move quickly, esp. glancingly.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
glint
Plural:
glints

Origin of glint

  • Middle English glent of Scandinavian origin ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition