Meaning of gleam

gleam

Pronunciation: (glēm), [key]
— n.
  1. a flash or beam of light: the gleam of a lantern in the dark.
  2. a dim or subdued light.
  3. a brief or slight manifestation or occurrence; trace: a gleam of hope.
—v.i.
  1. to send forth a gleam or gleams.
  2. to appear suddenly and clearly like a flash of light.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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