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Definition of glow noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a dull steady light, especially from a fire that has stopped producing flames The city was just a red glow on the horizon. There was no light except for the occasional glow of a cigarette.
  2. 2the pink color in your face when you have been doing exercise or feel happy and excited The fresh air had brought a healthy glow to her cheeks.
  3. 3a gold or red color the glow of autumn leaves
  4. 4a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction When she looked at her children, she felt a glow of pride.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: glow

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