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English noun: gleam

1. gleam (attribute) an appearance of reflected light


Synonymsgleaming, glow, lambency


Broader (hypernym)effulgence, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine

2. gleam (event) a flash of light (especially reflected light)


Synonymsgleaming, glimmer


Broader (hypernym)flash


English verb: gleam

1. gleam (perception) be shiny, as if wet


SamplesHis eyes were glistening.


Synonymsglint, glisten, glitter, shine


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem


Narrower (hyponym)shimmer, spangle

2. gleam (perception) shine brightly, like a star or a light


ExamplesLights gleam on the horizon, The horizon is gleaming with lights


Synonymsglimmer


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)radiate

3. gleam (change) appear briefly


SamplesA terrible thought gleamed in her mind.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)appear, come along









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