Definition of glint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡlɪnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡlɪnt//
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  1. 1a sudden flash of light or colour shining from a bright surface the glint of the sun on the water golden glints in her red hair She saw a glint of silver in the grass.
  2. 2an expression in somebody’s eyes showing a particular emotion, often a negative one He had a wicked glint in his eye. a glint of anger
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘move quickly or obliquely’): variant of dialect glent, probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Swedish dialect glänta, glinta ‘to slip, slide, gleam’.Extra examples Among the trees I caught a glint of blue. He had a dangerous glint in his eyes. There was a glint of amusement in her eyes. He saw the glint of a knife and froze.
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