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gleamverb [I]

 us   /ɡlim/
to ​shine with a ​softlight: Streetlights gleamed ​brightly in the ​snow.

gleamnoun [C]

 us   /ɡlim/
a ​soft, ​shinylight: the gleam of ​silvercandlesticks
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gleamverb [I]

uk   /ɡliːm/  us   /ɡliːm/
to ​produce or ​reflect a ​small, ​brightlight: He ​polished the ​table until it gleamed.
When ​eyes gleam, they ​shine in a way that ​expresses a ​particularemotion: His ​eyes gleamed with/intriumph.

gleamnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ɡliːm/  us   /ɡliːm/
an ​occasion when something gleams
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