[ glan-sing, glahn- ]
See synonyms for glancing on
  1. striking obliquely and bouncing off at an angle: a glancing blow.

  2. brief and indirect: glancing references to his dubious past.

Origin of glancing

First recorded in 1485–95; glance1 + -ing2

Other words from glancing

  • glanc·ing·ly, adverb

Words Nearby glancing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use glancing in a sentence

  • "Granted; as many as you like," he returned, glancing down into her eyes that were full of thoughtfulness and some speculation.

  • Nothing was out of the ordinary except that the Professor developed an odd trick of continually glancing at his right hand.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • The graceful flying-fish, like a fair white bird, goes glancing above the blue magnificence of the tropical seas.

    God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
  • "Certainly—certainly," murmured the Assistant Commissioner, glancing up absently.

    Dope | Sax Rohmer
  • "Of course Tim has made some friends," she said, glancing up from her work very casually.