gloam
noun Etymology: Scots gloam to become twilight, back-formation from gloaming Date: circa 1821 archaic twilight

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  • Gloam — Gloam, v. i. [See {Gloom}, {Glum}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To begin to grow dark; to grow dusky. [1913 Webster] 2. To be sullen or morose. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gloam — Gloam, n. The twilight; gloaming. [R.] Keats. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gloam — gloam·ing; gloam; …   English syllables

  • gloam — 1821 (Keats), a back formation from GLOAMING (Cf. gloaming) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gloam — /glohm/, n. Archaic. twilight; gloaming. [1815 25; back formation from GLOAMING] * * * …   Universalium

  • gloam — v. n. Begin to darken, approach twilight …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gloam — noun the time of day immediately following sunset he loved the twilight they finished before the fall of night • Syn: ↑twilight, ↑dusk, ↑gloaming, ↑nightfall, ↑evenfall, ↑fall, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gloam|ing — «GLOH mihng», noun. evening twilight; dusk. ╂[Old English glōmung < glōm twilight] …   Useful english dictionary

  • gloam·ing — /ˈgloʊmıŋ/ noun the gloaming literary : the low light that is seen in the evening as the sun sets Fireflies twinkled in the gloaming. [=in the twilight; at dusk] …   Useful english dictionary

  • gloaming — gloam|ing [ˈgləumıŋ US ˈglou ] n [: Old English; Origin: glomung] the gloaming literary the time in the early evening when it is becoming dark = ↑dusk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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