Definition of glint in English:


Syllabification: glint
Pronunciation: /glint


[no object]


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  • 1A small flash of light, especially as reflected from a shiny surface: the glint of gold in his teeth
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    • The summer sun caught her light brown hair and turned it into a place of shadows, tinted with glints of gold.
    • Soft glints of moonlight reflected off broken glass pieces and onto their black coats, and I watched them for a minute, their muscles rippling under their skin.
    • In a moment, the ship set sail on its return voyage, fading into the glints of sunlight reflecting of the salty bay with a mission to return next summer.
  • 1.1 [in singular] A brightness in someone’s eyes seen as a sign of enthusiasm or a particular emotion: she saw the glint of excitement in his eyes
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    • I turned to her and saw a bright mischievous glint in her eye.
    • She sighed for a while, and I saw a mischievous glint in her eyes.
    • He looked back at me and I saw a mischievous glint in his blue eyes.


Middle English (in the sense 'move quickly or obliquely'): variant of dialect glent, probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Swedish dialect glänta, glinta 'to slip, slide, gleam'.

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