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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


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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