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glow
British English: /ɡləʊ/
American English: /ɡloʊ/

Translation of glow in French:

noun

  • 2 (colour) there was a glow in her cheeks (from happiness)
    elle avait le visage radieux
    after the exercise there was a glow in her cheeks
    l'exercice lui avait donné des couleurs
  • 3 (feeling)
    douce sensation (f)
    a contented glow
    une douce (sensation de) satisfaction
    to take on a glow of nostalgia
    se colorer de nostalgie
    it gives you a warm glow
    ça fait chaud au cœur

intransitive verb

  • 1 (give off light)
    (coal, metal, furnace)
    rougeoyer
    (lamp, cigarette)
    luire
    the furnace glowed a deep red
    le foyer luisait d'un rouge ardent
    paint that glows in the dark
    peinture qui luit dans le noir
    the room glowed in the firelight
    la pièce baignait dans la douce clarté du feu
  • 2 (look vibrant)
    (colour)
    être éclatant
    her skin glowed
    elle avait un teint éblouissant
    to glow with health
    (person)
    resplendir de santé
    her cheeks glowed with health
    son visage resplendissait de santé
    to glow with pride/delight
    rayonner de fierté/joie
    his eyes glowed with anger
    son regard luisait de colère
  • 3 (feel warm) she was beginning to glow
    une douce chaleur l'envahissait

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