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See synonyms for: glowingglowingly on

  1. rich and warm in coloring: glowing colors.

  1. showing the radiance of health, excitement, etc.: glowing cheeks.

  2. warmly favorable or complimentary: a glowing account of her work.

Origin of glowing

before 1000; Middle English glowynge,Old English glowende.See glow, -ing2

Other words for glowing

Other words from glowing

  • glow·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·glow·ing, adjective

Words Nearby glowing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use glowing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for glowing


/ (ˈɡləʊɪŋ) /

  1. emitting a steady bright light without flames: glowing embers

  2. warm and rich in colour: the room was decorated in glowing shades of gold and orange

  1. flushed and rosy, as from exercise or excitement: glowing cheeks

  2. displaying or indicative of extreme satisfaction, pride, or emotion: he gave a glowing account of his son's achievements

Derived forms of glowing

  • glowingly, adverb

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