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gleam

Pronunciation: /gliːm/

Translation of gleam in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [metal/blade/shoes] relucir*, brillar; [eyes/hair] brillar
    Example sentences
    • The stars gleaming and moon shining lit my way to the secluded hill as the noise of everyone behind me faded.
    • A light flickered, then a red flare seemed to gleam brightly.
    • As he looked at me, he flashed a seemingly perfect smile, his straight white teeth gleamed in the light.
    Example sentences
    • Silver metallic surfaces gleamed at him from every angle, a tangled heap of wires residing around five power ports in a row.
    • The rich, dark, walnut surface gleamed like glass, the china and silver twinkling in the light cast from two huge candelabra.
    • Smooth polished oak flooring gleamed in the afternoon light flooding in from the open windows.
    Example sentences
    • It unnerved him when she looked at him with fear gleaming in her eyes.
    • Krystal looked at him once, with disappointment gleaming wetly in her eyes.
    • All I ever wanted in life was to make them proud, to see them smiling at me, pride gleaming in their eyes.

noun/nombre

  • (on metal, water) reflejo (masculine), brillo (masculine) she had an amused gleam in her eye miraba con una chispa de picardía it's still just a gleam in his eye aún no es más que una idea que lo ilusiona

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