verb (used without object)
Origin of gleam
Examples from the Web for gleamed
They were identical save for the bronze nameplates that gleamed darkly in the hushed dimness.A Mother’s Brave Eulogy For Her Three Girls Killed in Connecticut Fire|Michael Daly|January 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Above his spectacles the eyes of Bleyer gleamed resentfully.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
The dewdrops, countless and opalescent, gleamed upon the green blades of newly mown grass.The Old House and Other Tales|Feodor Sologub
And in those eyes now gleamed a light of a vengeance not to be allayed save by a life sacrificed.The Free Lances|Mayne Reid
Word Origin for gleam
early 13c., from gleam (n). Related: Gleamed; gleaming.
Old English glæm "brilliant light; brightness, splendor, radiance," from Proto-Germanic *glaimiz (cf. Old Saxon glimo "brightness;" Middle High German glim "spark," gleime "glowworm;" German glimmen "to glimmer, glow;" Old Norse glija "to shine, glitter"), from root *glim-, from PIE *ghel- "to shine, glitter, glow" (see glass).