- 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.
Gloam was too plainly in a state of delirious frenzy, if he were not actually mad.
Word Origin and History for gloam
1821 (Keats), a back-formation from gloaming.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper