1 soft light
ADJ. dull, faint | distant
PREP. ~ of the distant gleam of the sea
PHRASES a gleam of light a faint gleam of light from the doorway
2 in sb's eyes
ADJ. cold, dark, strange | predatory, speculative | mischievous, sardonic, wicked | sudden
VERB + GLEAM have He had a speculative gleam in his eyes.
GLEAM + VERB come into/enter/light sb's eye/eyes A sudden gleam came into her eye as she remembered that tomorrow was her day off.
PREP. ~ of A gleam of laughter lit his eyes.
PHRASES a gleam in sb's eye/eyes
ADV. dully, faintly, softly The knife's blade gleamed dully in the dark.
PREP. with The long oak table gleamed with polish.
PHRASES gleam golden, white, etc. The pebble beach gleamed white in the moonlight.