the gloaming

noun

literary
: the low light that is seen in the evening as the sun sets
Fireflies twinkled in the gloaming.

Examples of the gloaming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Titan, a four-year-old miniature poodle, yapped in the quiet and the gloaming. Jeffrey Kluger, TIME, 8 Apr. 2024

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“The gloaming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20gloaming. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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