gleamPronunciation: (glēm), [key]
a flash or beam of light: the gleam of a lantern in the dark.
a dim or subdued light.
a brief or slight manifestation or occurrence; trace: a gleam of hope.
to send forth a gleam or gleams.
to appear suddenly and clearly like a flash of light.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.