[ uh-gleem ]
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  1. gleaming; bright; radiant: a city agleam with lights.

Origin of agleam

First recorded in 1865–70; a-1 + gleam

Words Nearby agleam Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use agleam in a sentence

  • While whiskey distillers often have a nearly fetishistic relationship with their shiny stills, all agleam with copper, whiskey remains at root an agricultural product.

  • Scraggs looked up and his cold green eyes were agleam with malice and triumph as they rested on the unhappy pair.

    Captain Scraggs | Peter B. Kyne
  • With tongue lolling, white teeth all agleam, he came roaring out of the shadows.

    Red Dynamite | Roy J. Snell
  • For an instant Lawler stood over him, pale, his eyes agleam.

    The Trail Horde | Charles Alden Seltzer
  • M. Pujol, his bright eyes agleam with merriment and his arms moving in frantic gestures, danced about the platform.

British Dictionary definitions for agleam


/ (əˈɡliːm) /

  1. (postpositive) glowing; gleaming

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