glint Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"glint" in British English

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glintverb [I]

uk   us   /ɡlɪnt/
to ​producesmall, ​brightflashes of ​lightreflected from a ​surface: The ​stream glinted in the ​moonlight. A ​largediamond glinted on her ​finger. When someone's ​eyes glint, they ​lookbright, ​expressing a ​strongemotion: She ​smiled at him, her ​eyes glinting withmischief.

glintnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ɡlɪnt/
an ​occasion when something glints: the glint of a ​knife a ​mischievous glint in his ​eye
(Definition of glint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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glintverb [I]

 us   /ɡlɪnt/
to ​produce or ​reflectsmall, ​brightflashes of ​light: sun glinting off a ​windshield

glintnoun [C]

 us   /ɡlɪnt/
a ​small, ​brightflash of ​light: A ​cointossed into the ​fountain may ​catch a glint of ​light. A glint can also be a ​briefexpression in someone's ​eyes that ​tells you how that ​person is really ​thinking or ​feeling: a glint of ​pride in his ​eye
(Definition of glint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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