gloaming

[ gloh-ming ]
/ ˈgloʊ mɪŋ /

noun

twilight; dusk.

Origin of gloaming

before 1000; Middle English gloming, Old English glōmung, derivative of glōm twilight
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gloaming

/ (ˈɡləʊmɪŋ) /

noun

poetic twilight or dusk

Word Origin for gloaming

Old English glōmung, from glōm; related to Old Norse glāmr moon
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Word Origin and History for gloaming

gloaming


n.

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.

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