Gleaming
Gleam Gleam, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gleamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gleaming}.] 1. To shoot, or dart, as rays of light; as, at the dawn, light gleams in the east. [1913 Webster]

2. To shine; to cast light; to glitter.

Syn: To {Gleam}, {Glimmer}, {Glitter}.

Usage: To gleam denotes a faint but distinct emission of light. To glimmer describes an indistinct and unsteady giving of light. To glitter imports a brightness that is intense, but varying. The morning light gleams upon the earth; a distant taper glimmers through the mist; a dewdrop glitters in the sun. See {Flash}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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