gleam
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gleam
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sparkle)
a. el destello
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The gleam of the lighthouse is the first thing that the sailors see when they approach the port.El destello del faro es lo primero que ven los marinos al acercarse al puerto.
The weary travelers spotted the gleam of a boarding house in the distance.Los viajeros cansados divisaron el destello de una posada a lo lejos.
b. el brillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I remember the gleam of the city lights when I first landed here.Recuerdo el brillo de las luces de la ciudad cuando aterricé aquí por primera vez.
2. (hint)
a. el rayo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Meg was about to lose faith when the new doctor gave her a gleam of hope.Meg estaba a punto de perder la fe cuando el nuevo doctor le dio un rayo de esperanza.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to shine)
a. relucir
The face of the water gleamed in the light of the moon.La faz del agua relucía con la luz de la luna.
b. brillar
I can't describe the way it felt the first time that you looked at me, your eyes gleaming with passion.No puedo describir lo que sentí la primera vez que me miraste, con esos ojos brillando de pasión.
c. resplandecer
The enchanted sword gleamed in the sunlight as the knight drew it forth from its scabbard.La espada encantada resplandeció con la luz del sol cuando el caballero la desenvainó.
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gleam
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of light)
a. el destello
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. resplandecer, relucir
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gleam [ɡliːm]
noun
1 [of light] rayo (m); destello (m); [of metal, water] espejeo (m)
with a gleam in one's eye con ojos chispeantes
2
a gleam of hope un rayo de esperanza
intransitive verb
[+light] brillar; lanzar destellos; [+metal, water] espejear; relucir; [+eyes] brillar;with de;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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