glow·​ing | \ ˈglō-iŋ How to pronounce glowing (audio) \

Definition of glowing

1 : producing light a glowing computer screen : shining with or as if with warmth or heat a glowing fire Night falls and suddenly you see glowing eyes everywhere.— Michelle Barker
2a : marked by a rich, warm coloration … small hotels and apartment houses in the south Miami Beach area … have been refurbished in glowing sunset colors …Time
b : radiantly healthful a glowing complexion glowing good health Madge, whom he had always liked the least of the Lapham girls, was rosy, glowing, and beaming.— Esther Forbes
3 : highly enthusiastic and favorable a movie that has received glowing reviews a glowing introduction a glowing description

Other Words from glowing

glowingly adverb
Over small cups of strong coffee in a cheerless reception room, he spoke glowingly of his native land. — Burton Bernstein

First Known Use of glowing

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of glowing was before the 12th century

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“Glowing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of glowing

: very enthusiastic : full of praise
: having a warm color


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