Origin of gloaming
Examples from the Web for gloaming
But that great-come-and-get-it day-is still shimmering in the mists of the gloaming.
To his left, in the gloaming, was a man staring straight at the crowd like a secret serviceman looking for assassins.
There is a long view up and down the valley, still and quiet in the gloaming.A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees|Edwin Asa Dix
Outside in the gloaming, Betty Ives and her young lover walked slowly backwards and forwards under the orchard trees.Tales from Many Sources|Various
On the other side of the poor bed in the gloaming stood Benedetto.The Saint|Antonio Fogazzaro
In the gloaming was a light-ship, marking the end of the Goodwin Sands.
Darker grew the road; deeper hued the fields and stubble; more somber the distant castle against the gloaming.Under the Rose|Frederic Stewart Isham
British Dictionary definitions for gloaming
Word Origin for gloaming
Word Origin and History for gloaming
Old English glomung "twilight," formed (probably on model of æfning "evening") from glom "twilight," related to glowan "to glow" (hence "glow of sunrise or sunset"), from Proto-Germanic *glo- (see glow (v.)). Fell from currency except in Yorkshire dialect, but preserved in Scotland and reintroduced by Burns and other Scottish writers after 1785.