Definition of 'gleam'
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He shook my hand before ushering me towards a gleaming car. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Gold reserves still gleam in the vaults. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And most of the gleaming cars on offer would not look out of place in a new car dealership. The Sun (2014)His eyes gleam at the recollection. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In a good light, they gleam with iridescent purples and greens. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sometimes one finds it by seeing the sitting bird's bright eyes gleaming as it looks out. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The regular ridges of foam all gleaming in the sun like a Claude. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She turned on Aislinn with a feral gleam in her pale eyes. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEFor the first time, they felt a gleam of hope for the future. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)There's a gleam in his eye. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not only does it shield, it makes pale skin gleam. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The flesh should have some redness, the eyes should gleam and the scales feel slightly slimy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)THIS gleaming golden bug just loves making an exhibition of itself. The Sun (2013)I did not see his knuckles gleaming white in the dusk. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I want to scale that utmost height and catch a gleam of glory bright. Christianity Today (2000)I also applied a final polish to give the car its dream gleam. The Sun (2006)He seemed to sense her pain and turned its beady eyes to stare at her, its white tusks gleaming. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThere is a bright fire gleaming through the red curtains of the bar window, and the door is open. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857)What looked like solar panels rose up at the back, white light gleaming from them like sunshine in outer space. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Fish still stiff and gleaming. Bad Food Britain (2006)Its gleaming new timbers still manage to look old-fashioned and quaint and a world away from modern white-knuckle rides. The Sun (2015)He bought the gleaming white model in 2006 but the former world champion driver has only covered 3,500 miles in it. The Sun (2011)The animal now rose and shook himself, his golden eyes gleaming as he and Wulfgar stared at each other across the dying flames. THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
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Used Occasionally. gleam is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'gleam'
British English: gleam VERB
If an object or a surface gleams, it reflects light because it is shiny and clean.
His black hair gleamed in the sun.
British English: gleam NOUN
A gleam of light is a pale, clear light.
...the gleam of the headlights.
Definition of gleam from the Collins English Dictionary
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