Definition of Gleaming

1. Noun. A flash of light (especially reflected light).

Exact synonyms: Gleam, Glimmer
Generic synonyms: Flash
Derivative terms: Gleam, Gleam, Glimmer, Glimmery



2. Adjective. Bright with a steady but subdued shining. "Nereids beneath the nitid moon"
Exact synonyms: Agleam, Nitid
Similar to: Bright

3. Noun. An appearance of reflected light.
Exact synonyms: Gleam, Glow, Lambency
Generic synonyms: Effulgence, Radiance, Radiancy, Refulgence, Refulgency, Shine
Derivative terms: Glow, Lambent

Definition of Gleaming

1. Adjective. Having a bright sheen. ¹

2. Noun. A flash or reflected light. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of gleam#Verb gleam) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gleaming

1. gleam [v] - See also: gleam

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gleaming

glazily
glaziness
glazinesses
glazing
glazing agent
glazings
glazy
glead
gleads
gleam
gleamed
gleamer
gleamers
gleamier
gleamiest
gleaming (current term)
gleamingly
gleamings
gleams
gleamy
glean
gleanable
gleaned
gleaner
gleaners
gleaning
gleanings
gleans
gleave
gleaves

Literary usage of Gleaming

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"So girt in dazzling brass, they rallying went, 440 Whom great Poseidon led, and held a sword, gleaming like lightning, of a terrible edge, In his broad hand ..."

2. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1893)
"Where gleaming fields of hue Meet the voyageur'a gaze, And above, the heated air Seems to make a river there, The pines stand up with pride By the ..."

3. The Gilded Age by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1874)
"of gleaming water, on your left, with a sail here and there and a lunatic asylum on shore ; over beyond the water, on a distant elevation, you see a squat ..."

4. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1893)
"The Souhegan, though a rapid river, seemed to-day to have borrowed its character from the noon. Where gleaming fields of haze Meet the ..."

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