glow·​ing ˈglō-iŋ How to pronounce glowing (audio)
: 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
: 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
: 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
: highly enthusiastic and favorable
a movie that has received glowing reviews
a glowing introduction
a glowing description
glowingly adverb
Over small cups of strong coffee in a cheerless reception room, he spoke glowingly of his native land. Burton Bernstein

Examples of glowing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elsewhere in the post, Jutes and Lovato rocked matching denim jackets in a mirror shot and posed for a sweet couple selfie, smiling and rubbing their noses together on the beach as the Disney alum showed off a freckled and glowing complexion. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 25 May 2024 Following the glowing reception, HBO renewed Big Little Lies for a seven-episode sophomore season. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for glowing 

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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

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“Glowing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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