The coals glowed in the fireplace.
The fireplace glowed with the dying coals.
This toy glows in the dark. Noun
We could see the glow of the lamp in the window.
The town's lights cast a glow on the horizon.
the rosy glow of health
He felt a glow as he remembered the day they first met.
Their problems were all forgotten in the glow of victory.
She felt the glow from the fireplace. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
As for those glowing reviews, customers are especially calling out the sweatpants’ comfort and coziness.—Jamie Allison Sanders, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 Thanks to her own JLo Beauty products, Lopez's skin was positively glowing in her sparkling David Koma gown, which featured a dramatic ab cutout panel and thigh-high slit.—Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 18 Nov. 2023 The stage glowed in the Feid’s signature color of green.—Lucas Villa, Rolling Stone, 16 Nov. 2023 The first images of rogue worlds came in the 2000s, when astronomers spotted a few objects still glowing in infrared light from the heat of their formation.—Quanta Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 The most popular attraction on Vieques is the bioluminescent Mosquito Bay, which glows blue at night as visitors kayak through its waters filled with phosphorescent plankton.—Carley Rojas Avila, Travel + Leisure, 10 Nov. 2023 Make sure to check out the luminarias, glowing Christmas lanterns that make up a favorite local tradition.—Anna Borges, Condé Nast Traveler, 9 Nov. 2023 The performances draw a global audience and the Santa Fe sky—which flickers between glowing sunsets, a dazzling canopy of stars, and jazzy lightning performances—puts on its own unmatched show night after night.—Alexandra Malmed, Vogue, 8 Nov. 2023 The ground floor features the father’s cooking space, complete with a glowing fireplace and a bevy of pinwheels.—Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023
Mario Badescu Facial Spray Jumpstart your morning in the same way Selena does in this TikTok with Mario Badescu Facial Spray — a refreshing mist of aloe vera, thyme, and seaweed extract for a slept-really-good last night glow.—Anamaria Glavan, Allure, 19 Nov. 2023 Mellow combinations of winds blend with sumptuous strings, accented discreetly with brasses for an overall glow.—Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2023 Candles adorned trees, garlands, mantels, and tables, giving Victorian rooms a warm glow.—Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2023 This Korean skincare gem helps reduce redness, hydrate, and repair skin for a healthy glow, as endorsed by satisfied users.—Samantha Booth, Rolling Stone, 15 Nov. 2023 And Kerry Washington– who recently added New York Times best-selling author to her resume– knew a simple nude lipstick and powder would do the trick for a natural glow.—Larry Stansbury, Essence, 13 Nov. 2023 Before the stem cells were injected into the host embryo, scientists edited the cells to express green fluorescent protein, which was originally found in a jellyfish and glows green under blue light.—Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 10 Nov. 2023 Think a lightweight Norwegian cooler that keeps drinks cool without any ice (that’s right—no ice), or a rechargeable glow light that doubles as a mosquito repellent.—Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 Nov. 2023 Find it on Amazon Give the Holiday Glow This bright red lantern adds an elegant and beautiful glow to your home that feels timeless and classic and really warms up your spaces.—Kathy Barr, Rolling Stone, 6 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English glōwan; akin to Old English geolu yellow — more at yellow
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a