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Noun

Singular
gleam

Plural
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gleam ({{{1}}})
  1. a small or indistinct shaft or stream of light.
  2. a glimpse or hint; an indistinct sign of something.
    The rescue workers preserved a gleam of optimism that they might still survive.
  3. brightness or shininess; splendor.

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Verb

Infinitive
to gleam

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to gleam (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To shine; to glitter; to glisten.
  2. To be briefly but strongly apparent.
  3. (obsolete, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To disgorge filth, as a hawk.

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References

  • gleam” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • gleam” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "gleam" in On-line Medical Dictionary, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1997–2005.
  • gleam” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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