noun \ˈglō-miŋ\

Definition of GLOAMING

:  twilight, dusk

Examples of GLOAMING

  1. <lovers would often retreat to the gloaming of the park's many secluded recesses to steal a kiss>
  2. <with the gloaming came the familiar call of the whip-poor-will>

Origin of GLOAMING

Middle English (Scots) gloming, from Old English glōming, from glōm twilight; akin to Old English glōwan to glow
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Calendar Terms

antedate, estival, luster, sesquicentennial

Rhymes with GLOAMING


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