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  • nounbrightness, sparkle
  • verbsparkle

synonyms for gleam

  • flicker
  • glimmer
  • glint
  • glow
  • sheen
  • twinkle
  • beam
  • brilliance
  • coruscation
  • flash
  • glance
  • glitz
  • gloss
  • luster
  • ray
  • scintillation
  • shimmer
  • splendor
  • glim
See also synonyms for: gleamed / gleaming

antonyms for gleam

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  • dullness
  • dull
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How to use gleam in a sentence

For a test of dry-land mirrors, Franklin and her colleagues turned to a showy group of about 40 species of scarab beetles, some with a natural gleam.
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It was the darkest hour of twilight, when there was just enough of gleam from the lurid sky, to shew the outline of objects.
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He was sure that I was really there, and the gleam of white teeth showed a broadening dog-smile.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Mr. Levi enters almost beside him; how white his big eyeballs gleam, as he steps in under the same cold light!
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She smiled back at him, a pale, timid smile, like a gleam of sunshine from a wintry sky.
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Indirect lighting gave a pretty gleam to the metal gadgets on the tables.
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His hair straggled untidily over his forehead, and there was a gleam in his eyes that was not all reflection from the fire.
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He looked up and watched a pale eyelash drop over a deep gleam of intelligence.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Mrs. Wheaton turned upon her with the gleam of the bird of prey in her little gray cold eyes.
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The room was in twilight, with the red gleam of the fire playing cheerfully over it.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
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WORDS RELATED TO GLEAM

  • bar
  • beacon
  • chink
  • column
  • dartle
  • emission
  • finger
  • flicker
  • glare
  • gleam
  • glimmer
  • glint
  • glitter
  • glow
  • laser
  • radiation
  • ray
  • shaft
  • shimmer
  • shoot
  • sparkle
  • streak
  • stream
  • twinkle
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