Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A flash or ray of light, or something comparable to it; a gleam.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a bright sheen.
  • noun A flash or reflected light.
  • verb Present participle of gleam.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a flash of light (especially reflected light)
  • noun an appearance of reflected light
  • adjective bright with a steady but subdued shining

Etymologies

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Examples

  • [and] brûnecg, _her broad sword with gleaming blade_, 1547. brûn-fâg, adj., _gleaming like metal_: acc.sg. brûnfâgne helm, 2616. bryne-leóma, w. m., _light of a conflagration, gleam of fire _: nom. sg.,

    Beowulf

  • [and] brūnecg, _her broad sword with gleaming blade_, 1547. brūn-fāg, adj., _gleaming like metal_: acc.sg. brūnfāgne helm, 2616. bryne-lēoma, w. m., _light of a conflagration, gleam of fire _: nom. sg.,

    Beowulf

  • Dawn glanced at the name gleaming on the white hull—The Second Time.

    The Second Time

  • Dawn glanced at the name gleaming on the white hull—The Second Time.

    The Second Time

  • Dawn glanced at the name gleaming on the white hull—The Second Time.

    The Second Time

  • Dawn glanced at the name gleaming on the white hull—The Second Time.

    The Second Time

  • Before them, in gleaming black stood Skeletor; a bio-mechanical hydraulic exo-skeleton.

    365 tomorrows » 2009 » October : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • Before them, in gleaming black stood Skeletor; a bio-mechanical hydraulic exo-skeleton.

    365 tomorrows » featured writer : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • Now that I think about it, Corona does somewhat look like Madonna, despite her "refulgent peach-pink skin gleaming like translucent glass, almost porcelain to the eye, and her golden hair resembling fiber optic cables of fey brilliance."

    Writing update

  • Though they're made with cheap material, the gardens are much loved and one home has even been referbed with a second story, a portch, a darling federation fence in gleaming white and a lovely earth-red tiled garden path.

    The Effect of Architecture on Home Living

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  • My adjectival use: 'I love the gleaming glass.'

    August 22, 2011