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See synonyms for beaming on
  1. radiant; bright.

  2. smiling brightly; cheerful.

Origin of beaming

First recorded in 1660–70; beam + -ing2

Other words from beaming

  • beam·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·beam·ing, adjective

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

How to use beaming in a sentence

  • A Facebook photo from the event shows the manifestly proud papa beaming beside his son.

  • The Swiss are freemen, and wear the fact unconsciously but palpably on their brows and beaming from their eyes.

    Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
  • Their beaming faces showed what heroes they considered themselves, and they longed to get on shore to recount their adventures.

    Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
  • "I suppose you looked so happy, they could not help it," said Flora, smiling at that honest beaming face of joy.

    The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
  • Theres our camp site, he said, beaming, and weve made it with a good hour of daylight left.

  • Her face was smudged with coal-dust and was beaming with good-humor—earthly dirt, supernatural glory.

    Black Diamonds | Mr Jkai