Definition of gloaming in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡləʊmɪŋ/


(the gloaming) literary
Twilight; dusk: hundreds of lights are already shimmering in the gloaming
More example sentences
  • It's the gloaming twilight of it, the soft seduction of lost hopes, the valiant wit, the heroic jig.
  • As it was, the darkness of night was beginning to give way to the gloaming before daylight.
  • But these marines did see a black flag pop up all at once above a water tower about 100 yards away, then a second flag somewhere in the gloaming above a rooftop.


Old English glōmung, from glōm 'twilight', of Germanic origin; related to glow.

Words that rhyme with gloaming

coaming, homing, Wyoming

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