glinting glinting  /ɡ ˈlɪn tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

Usage(s):

  1. There is a creamy stucco Palm Beach mansion, its red tile roof glinting fiercely in the sun and bougainvillea rioting, colorfully in the yard.
  2. Out step pompous diplomats, flick imaginary dust from immaculate morning coats, stride self-conciously up their embassy walks with top-hats a-glinting in the morning sun.
  3. Hill creates creepy poetry out of menacing shadows, glinting switchblades, garish graffiti and charging subway trains.

News

  • Mom to Mom: Rain-soaked and grateful for the glistening web

    As I sat in the sunshine, surrounded by family and friends, getting pelted by candy at the Memorial Day parade, I glanced up at the sun glinting off the glorious snow-covered mountain towering in the distance, and it occurred to me: I love Vermont. I really do.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Burlington Free Press

Quotes

  1. Anne Frank wrote in her diary on February 23, 1944: "The two of us looked out at the blue sky, the bare chestnut tree glistening with dew, the seagulls and other birds glinting with silver as they swooped through the air. We were so moved and...
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: Anne Frank Source: AFP

  2. "The Conservatives are not fit to govern," Sir Menzies said. "Last year the Conservative conference was about health, happiness and the sunshine glinting through the trees. This year it will be flag, fear, and foreigners ...... without any...
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Sir Menzies Campbell Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Rolling Stone magazine's Jonathan Lethem wrote that the record was littered "with glinting references to world events like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, though anyone seeking a moral, to paraphrase Mark Twain, should be shot".
    on Aug 30, 2006 By: Jonathan Lethem Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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