verb \ˈgla(-ə)r, ÷ˈglō(-ə)r\

: to look at someone or something in an angry way

Full Definition of GLOWER

intransitive verb
:  to look or stare with sullen annoyance or anger

Examples of GLOWER

  1. The librarian glowered at us when she heard us laughing.
  2. <baseball fans glowering at their TVs as they watched their favorite team lose>

Origin of GLOWER

Middle English (Scots) glowren; akin to Middle Low German glūren to be overcast, Middle Dutch gloeren to leer
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to GLOWER

glare, gloom, frown, lower (also lour), scowl
beam, grin, smile



Definition of GLOWER

:  a sullen brooding look of annoyance or anger

First Known Use of GLOWER


Rhymes with GLOWER


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