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English definition of “gleam”


noun [no plural]     /ɡliːm/
LIGHT a pleasant, soft light from something that shines: the gleam of sunlight on the frozen lakeLight
EXPRESSION an expression in someone's eyes: She had a strange gleam in her eye.Expressing and showing feelings
(Definition of gleam noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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