gleaming


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gleam

 (glēm)
n.
1. A brief beam or flash of light: saw gleams of daylight through the cracks.
2. A steady but subdued shining; a glow: the gleam of burnished gold.
3. A brief or dim indication; a trace: a gleam of intelligence.
intr.v. gleamed, gleam·ing, gleams
1. To emit a gleam; flash or glow: "Their tile roofs gleamed in the moon's pallid radiance" (Laura Joh Rowland). See Synonyms at flash.
2. To be reflected as a gleam: The sun gleamed on the water.
3. To be manifested or indicated briefly or faintly.

[Middle English glem, from Old English glǣm; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

gleam′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gleaming - a flash of light (especially reflected light)gleaming - a flash of light (especially reflected light)
flash - a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
2.gleaming - an appearance of reflected lightgleaming - an appearance of reflected light  
radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine, effulgence, radiance - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
Adj.1.gleaming - bright with a steady but subdued shininggleaming - bright with a steady but subdued shining; "from the plane we saw the city below agleam with lights"; "the gleaming brass on the altar"; "Nereids beneath the nitid moon"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

gleaming

gleaming

adjective
Having a high, radiant sheen:
Translations

gleaming

[ˈgliːmɪŋ] ADJreluciente

gleaming

[ˈgliːmɪŋ] adj [car, brass, paintwork] → brillant(e)

gleaming

adjschimmernd; car, hair, silver, water alsoglänzend; smilestrahlend; eyesfunkelnd; gleaming white teethblendend weiße Zähne

gleaming

[ˈgliːmɪŋ] adjbrillante, lucente
the house was gleaming → la casa era uno specchio
References in classic literature ?
Behind them they could still catch a glimpse of the gray plains of Gascony, and could see her rivers gleaming like coils of silver in the sunshine.
They tore at each others' eyes and ears with their hands and with their gleaming tusks repeatedly slashed and gored until both were cut fairly to ribbons from head to foot.
Ah, we safely may trust to its gleaming, And be sure it will lead us aright -- We safely may trust to a gleaming That cannot but guide us aright, Since it flickers up to Heaven through the night.
A third, being encamped on a hunting expedition full forty miles south of the White Mountains, awoke at midnight, and beheld the Great Carbuncle gleaming like a meteor, so that the shadows of the trees fell backward from it.
A third, being camped on a hunting expedition full forty miles south of the White Mountains, awoke at midnight, and beheld the Great Carbuncle gleaming like a meteor, so that the shadows of the trees fell backward from it.
cried Tom, getting on some clothes by the light of his gleaming electric light which he had set on his cot.
Tarzan of the Apes went down beneath the great body of his enemy, but with gleaming knife drawn and striking home.
The light far out upon the left was still gleaming brightly, but two of the others in a line with it had disappeared.
Finally the gorgeous jewel of the order, gleaming upon the breast of every member, suggested "your Badgesty," which was adopted, and the order became popularly known as the Kings of Catarrh.
Thick as the chill snow-flakes shed from the hand of Jove and borne on the keen blasts of the north wind, even so thick did the gleaming helmets, the bossed shields, the strongly plated breastplates, and the ashen spears stream from the ships.
It seemed the forest now or nothing, and I was just on the point of motioning Tars Tarkas to follow me in that direction when the sun passed the cliff's zenith, and as the bright rays touched the dull surface it burst out into a million scintillant lights of burnished gold, of flaming red, of soft greens, and gleaming whites--a more gorgeous and inspiring spectacle human eye has never rested upon.
There was no suggestion of form in the utter blackness; only could be seen a pair of eyes gleaming like live coals.