Synonyms and Antonyms of gloaming

  1. 1 a time or place of little or no light lovers would often retreat to the gloaming of the park's many secluded recesses to steal a kiss Synonyms black, blackness, candlelight, darkness, dusk, dark, gloom, murk, night, semidarkness, shade, shadows, twilight, umbraRelated Words midnight; blackout, brownout, dimout; shadiness, umbrage; dullness (also dulness), somberness; cloudiness, fogginess, haziness, mistiness, murkiness; dimness, faintness, gloominess, grayness, paleness; half-lightNear Antonyms moonlight, starlight, sunlight; effulgence, radiance, radiancy, shine, sunshine; incandescence, luminance, luminescence, luminosity, luminousnessAntonyms blaze, brightness, brilliance, day, daylight, glare, glow, light, lightness

  2. 2 the time from when the sun begins to set to the onset of total darkness with the gloaming came the familiar call of the whip-poor-will Synonyms crepuscule (or crepuscle), eve, evenfall, evening, eventide, dusk, night, nightfall, sundown, sunset, twilightRelated Words dark, darkness, nighttimeNear Antonyms day, daytime, light; forenoonAntonyms aurora, cockcrow, dawn, dawning, daybreak, daylight, morn, morning, sunrise, sunup

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