gleaming; bright; radiant: a city agleam with lights.

Origin of agleam

First recorded in 1865–70; a-1 + gleam Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for agleam

Historical Examples of agleam

  • Here were the eyes of builders of the future—agleam as they looked on the present!

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry

    Charles Neville Buck

  • She no longer wept, though he could see a tear still at the end of one of her lashes, agleam in the dark.

  • It is a factful of himself—lawless, radical and non-civilized, agleam in the mixed world.

    I, Mary MacLane

    Mary MacLane

  • Certainly the past becomes a source of happiness in his "Rhapsody," and life is agleam with joy in his "Idyl."

    Life Immovable

    Kostes Palamas

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for agleam



(postpositive) glowing; gleaming
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Word Origin and History for agleam

1854, from a- (1) + gleam.

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