- twilight; gloaming.
Origin of gloam
First recorded in 1815–25; back formation from gloaming
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Examples from the Web for gloam
The next moment a vision of Scholar Gloam had risen before me.
Gloam used to say that he had brought me back from death to life; but it was not so.
Well, now, as touching Scholar Gloam, he died nigh a score of years ago; leastways he knocked off living in the body.
They brought the yellow-haired little maiden to the mill (ran the story), and Gloam called her Swanhilda.
“She was born to take her chance with the rest of the world, Mr. Gloam,” replied the younger man, in a harder tone.
Word Origin and History for gloam
1821 (Keats), a back-formation from gloaming.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper