glow lamp


: a gas-discharge electric lamp in which most of the light proceeds from the glow of the gas near the cathode

Examples of glow lamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dimmers on overhead bulbs and a few soft glow lamps can set the scene for relaxation any time of day. Maggie Gillette, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 June 2023 One end is plugged into a live socket, the other wired into a small, glowing lamp — a literal echo of traditional painting’s power merged with a witty bright idea. Christopher Knight,, 12 June 2019 Each round table is covered in a Netflix-red tablecloth (Rogen will nix these, swapping them out for black) and a small glowing lamp. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, 2 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glow lamp was in 1884

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“Glow lamp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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