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Synonyms for gleam
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gleam, gleaming, glow, lambency(noun)

    an appearance of reflected light

    Synonyms:
    shortfall, shortage

    Antonyms:
    lead

  2. gleam, gleaming, glimmer(noun)

    a flash of light (especially reflected light)

    Synonyms:
    effervescing, bubbling, frothy, bubbly, foaming, frothing, foamy, spumy

    Antonyms:
    healthy, noneffervescent

  3. gleam(verb)

    appear briefly

    "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind"

    Synonyms:
    repeat, reiterate, duplicate, resort, recapitulate, reprize, go back, fall back, restate, recur, reprise, echo, ingeminate, replicate, retell, take over, iterate, reduplicate, double

  4. gleam, glimmer(verb)

    shine brightly, like a star or a light

    Synonyms:
    trouncing, thrashing, debacle, walloping, mass murder, drubbing, butchery, whipping, carnage, massacre

  5. glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shine(verb)

    be shiny, as if wet

    "His eyes were glistening"

    Synonyms:
    slave dealer, slave trader, slaveholder, slaver, slave owner

Wiktionary

  1. gleam(noun)

    Synonyms:
    trace, dazzle, flicker, shine, glimmer, beam, ray, lambency, glint, kindle, glow, flash, flare, sparkle

  2. gleam(noun)

    To shine; to glitter; to glisten.

    Synonyms:
    ray, shine, lambency, flicker, trace, glimmer, beam, dazzle, glow, sparkle, flare, glint, kindle, flash

  3. gleam(noun)

    To be briefly but strongly apparent.

    The rescue workers preserved a gleam of optimism that they might still survive.

    Synonyms:
    flicker, lambency, ray, trace, glimmer, shine, dazzle, beam, glow, kindle, glint, sparkle, flare, flash

  4. gleam(verb)

    To disgorge filth, as a hawk.

    Synonyms:
    glimmer, beam, dazzle, shine, ray, flicker, trace, lambency, glint, flare, kindle, sparkle, glow, flash

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gleam

    Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, gloom, gloominess, obscurity, shade, shadow

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gleam(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ray, beam, glimmer, glimmering

  2. gleam(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lustre, brightness, splendor

  3. gleam(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    glimmer, shine, glitter

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gleam(n)

    Synonyms:
    beam, ray, glimmer, glance, flash, splendor, sparkle, gleaming

  2. gleam(v)

    Synonyms:
    glimmer, glitter, radiate, beam, scintillate, sparkle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "gleam":

    glimmer, glow, ray

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How to use gleam in a sentence?

  1. Agnes Repplier:

    A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.

  2. Bhavabhuti:

    The mind alike, Vigorous or weak, is capable of culture, But still bears fruit according to its nature. ?Tis not the teacher?s skill that rears the scholar: The sparkling gem gives back the glorious radiance It drinks from other light, but the dull earth Absorbs the blaze, and yields no gleam again.

  3. Victor Hugo:

    Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars-all the beauties of creation.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam that flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his own thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a sort of alienated majesty.

  5. Thomas Carlyle:

    One life - a little gleam of Time between two Eternities.

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