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Definition of Gleam


  1. To disgorge filth, as a hawk.
  2. A shoot of light; a small stream of light; a beam; a ray; a glimpse.
  3. Brightness; splendor.
  4. To shoot, or dart, as rays of light; as, at the dawn, light gleams in the east.
  5. To shine; to cast light; to glitter.
  6. To shoot out (flashes of light, etc.).

Gleam Quotations

Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.
Mae West

They can't censor the gleam in my eye.
Charles Laughton

The gleam in their eyes telegraphs only too clearly that they are hoping for a headline, which of course means something disparaging, because nothing makes such good copy as a feud.
Leslie Charteris

Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
Hannah More

Way back in 2008, when the iPhone was new and Instagram was a gleam in Kevin Systrom's eye, I was involved in creating a service called CrowdFire. It was a way for fans at a festival (the first was Outside Lands) to share photos, tweets, and texts in a location and event specific way.
John Battelle
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Gleam Translations

gleam in French is luisent, luisez, brillant, luisons
gleam in Italian is barlume
gleam in Latin is mico
gleam in Norwegian is glimt, glimte, skinne
gleam in Spanish is destello
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