[15th c. Probably alteration of glent "to gleam" < N Germanic]
- Rhymes: -ɪnt
glint (plural glints)
- A short flash of light.
- I saw the glint of metal as he raised the gun.
short flash of light
- To flash briefly.
- To glance; to peep forth, as a flower from the bud; to glitter.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Robert Burns to this entry?)
- (archaic, Shropshire dialect) To dry; to wither.
- The sun glints grass and corn.
to flash briefly