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noun glare pronunciation in American English /ɡler/ 
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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] an unpleasant bright light that makes you feel uncomfortable

    You can put a filter in front of your computer screen to reduce glare.

    the glare of the midday sun

  2. 2
    [countable] an angry look

    She gave me a furious glare.



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