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noun as in brightness, sparkle

verb as in sparkle

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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.

Baugh had brought nothing but his remarkable good will, and it was in full gleam for all to see when the president entered.

Polish them until they gleam with malice, wicked glee, and non-registry gifts.

A brown tacky gleam of years of paint accumulation covers the three-story apartment.

He asked me what I put on my nail polish to give all the colors a warm gleam.

Evans, 31, whose eyes gleam behind a mess of blonde hair, was a formerly committed Christian whose faith had lapsed.

It was the darkest hour of twilight, when there was just enough of gleam from the lurid sky, to shew the outline of objects.

He was sure that I was really there, and the gleam of white teeth showed a broadening dog-smile.

Mr. Levi enters almost beside him; how white his big eyeballs gleam, as he steps in under the same cold light!

She smiled back at him, a pale, timid smile, like a gleam of sunshine from a wintry sky.

Indirect lighting gave a pretty gleam to the metal gadgets on the tables.


On this page you'll find 96 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gleam, such as: flicker, glimmer, glint, glow, sheen, and twinkle.

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