- rich and warm in coloring: glowing colors.
- showing the radiance of health, excitement, etc.: glowing cheeks.
- warmly favorable or complimentary: a glowing account of her work.
Origin of glowing
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- a light emitted by or as if by a substance heated to luminosity; incandescence.
- brightness of color.
- a sensation or state of bodily heat.
- a warm, ruddy color of the cheeks.
- warmth of emotion or passion; ardor.
- to emit bright light and heat without flame; become incandescent.
- to shine like something intensely heated.
- to exhibit a strong, bright color; be lustrously red or brilliant.
- (of the cheeks) to exhibit a healthy, warm, ruddy color.
- to become or feel very warm or hot.
- to show emotion or elation: to glow with pride.
Origin of glow
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Examples from the Web for glowing
My mailman, David, is the sunny-faced sort who brightens my block each afternoon, no matter the weather, with a glowing smile.Was the Unabomber a Eugene O’Neill Fan?
Robert M. Dowling
November 6, 2014
The Duke disappeared into a darkened side room, where he sat inches from a glowing television screen, gazing at golf.The Duchess Who Secretly Loved Elvis: Remembering Lunch with 'Debo,' The Last Mitford Sister
September 27, 2014
Schwend had described Glavan in glowing terms to US intelligence in 1946, but, clearly, the two men had had a falling out.On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters
Dr. Kevin C. Ruffner
September 20, 2014
The feedback you got each week from the judges was always so glowing.'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Ricky Ubeda Is Adorable, and Tired
September 4, 2014
Away from the glowing testimonials, the fight for trans equality remains gritty.Trans Celebs Are Great; Trans Leaders Are Better
July 26, 2014
Reassured, he drew out an electric torch and set it glowing.
Her eyes were glowing with even more than their usual lusters.
Now the whole Cathedral was glowing with a reddish yellow light.The Dream
When she came in her cheeks were glowing from her run in the frosty air.The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
The sun was down, and the sky was a great, glowing mass of color.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
- emitting a steady bright light without flamesglowing embers
- warm and rich in colourthe room was decorated in glowing shades of gold and orange
- flushed and rosy, as from exercise or excitementglowing cheeks
- displaying or indicative of extreme satisfaction, pride, or emotionhe gave a glowing account of his son's achievements
- light emitted by a substance or object at a high temperature
- a steady even light without flames
- brilliance or vividness of colour
- brightness or ruddiness of complexion
- a feeling of wellbeing or satisfaction
- intensity of emotion; ardour
- to emit a steady even light without flames
- to shine intensely, as if from great heat
- to be exuberant or high-spirited, as from excellent health or intense emotion
- to experience a feeling of wellbeing or satisfactionto glow with pride
- (esp of the complexion) to show a strong bright colour, esp a shade of red
- to be very hot
Word Origin and History for glowing
mid-15c., from glow (v).
Old English glowan "to glow, shine as if red-hot," from Proto-Germanic base *glo- (cf. Old Saxon gloian, Old Frisian gled "glow, blaze," Old Norse gloa, Old High German gluoen, German glühen "to glow"), from PIE *ghel- (see glass). Figuratively from late 14c. Related: Glowed; glowing.