- 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.
We thank Laura Romero (from El Talar, Argentina) for her contribution.
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