Definition of gloaming in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgləʊmɪŋ


(the gloaming) • literary
  • Twilight; dusk: hundreds of lights are already shimmering in the gloaming
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    • 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.

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