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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
WAYS OF SHINING
  • shine: give out light, be bright.
    She cleaned the glasses until they shone.
  • glow: give out heat and/or light without flames.
    The embers were still glowing.
  • beam: give out heat and light.
    It's a fabulous day, the sun is beaming!
  • gleam: give out a soft and bright light.
    She had polished the ornaments so that they gleamed.
  • blaze: give out a bright light.
    The sun blazed down on the beach.
  • glisten: shine brightly (for polished or wet surfaces).
    Her eyes were glistening with tears.
  • glitter: shine brightly with flashes of light.
    Her necklace was glittering with diamonds.
  • sparkle: shine brightly with flashes of light.
    The diamond sparkles in the light.
  • glint: shine brightly with small flashes of light.
    The gold rims of his glasses glinted in the sun.
  • flash: give out a sudden bright light.
    The lightning flashed across the sky.
  • glare: shine with a strong light in a way unpleasant to the eyes.
    The sun glared out of the blue sky.
  • dazzle: shine so brightly that it stops you from seeing properly for a short time.
    The driver might have been dazzled by the headlights of the oncoming car.
  • shimmer: give out a soft trembling light.
    The moonlight was shimmering on the sea.
  • glimmer: give out a faint unsteady light.
    We could see lights glimmering in the distance.
  • flicker: shine (or burn) unsteadily.
    The lights flickered for a moment.
  • twinkle: shine unsteadily.
    The stars were twinkling in the sky.

 

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