Meaning of “gleam” in the English Dictionary

"gleam" in British English

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gleamverb [ I ]

uk /ɡliːm/ us /ɡliːm/

gleamnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ɡliːm/ us /ɡliːm/

an occasion when something gleams

(Definition of “gleam” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gleam" in American English

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gleamverb [ I ]

us /ɡlim/

to shine with a soft light:

Street lights gleamed brightly in the snow.

gleamnoun [ C ]

us /ɡlim/

a soft, shiny light:

the gleam of silver candlesticks

(Definition of “gleam” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)