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Gleen \Gleen\, v. i. [Cf. Glance, Glint.] To glisten; to gleam. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"gleam of sunlight," 1650s, probably from a Scandinavian dialectal word; compare Swedish dialectal glena, Danish dialectal glene "clear patch of sky."


vb. (context obsolete English) To glisten; to gleam.

Usage examples of "gleen".

Arno Gleen had kidnapped Marlie from her motel room and taken her to the same place he had taken the most recent missing child, a five-year-old boy.

The thought of Gleen seeing her like this, and using a knife on this slender, womanly soft body, was so obscene that he barely stifled the growl that began rumbling up from his chest.

Before Gleen, she had very much wanted a relationship, marriage, children.

Dusty had been murdered, when she had lain helplessly and watched as Gleen butchered a terrified, equally helpless little boy.

This is only a twisted hobby of mine and I will gleen no profit from its likes.