gloam

[ glohm ]
/ gloʊm /
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noun Archaic.

twilight; gloaming.

Nearby words

  1. glitzy,
  2. gliwice,
  3. glière,
  4. glière, reinhold moritzovich,
  5. gln,
  6. gloaming,
  7. gloat,
  8. glob,
  9. global,
  10. global aphasia

Origin of gloam

First recorded in 1815–25; back formation from gloaming

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Word Origin and History for gloam

gloam

1821 (Keats), a back-formation from gloaming.

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