Pronunciation Noun

gleam (plural gleams)

  1. a small or indistinct shaft or stream of light.
    • A glimmer, and then a gleam of light.
  2. a glimpse or hint; an indistinct sign of something.
    The rescue workers preserved a gleam of optimism that they might still survive.
  3. brightness or shininess; splendor.
    • 1713, Alexander Pope, Windsor Forest:
      In the clear azure gleam the flocks are seen.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • German: Funke
  • Russian: про́блеск
  • German: Glanz
  • Russian: (flash) вспы́шка

gleam (gleams, present participle gleaming; past and past participle gleamed) (intransitive)

  1. To shine; to glitter; to glisten.
  2. To be briefly but strongly apparent.
  3. (obsolete, falconry) To disgorge filth, as a hawk.
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