The definition of glancing is going to the side, or passing.
An example of glancing is a look to the side such as "She gave a glancing look as she walked by the troublemakers."
- striking obliquely and going off at an angle: a glancing blow
- indirect or passing
- Oblique in direction; slanting or deflected: struck him a glancing blow.
- Not straightforward; indirect: made glancing allusions to the scandal.
- Present participle of glance.
(comparative more glancing, superlative most glancing)