Definition of the gloaming noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the gloaming

BrE BrE//ˈɡləʊmɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡloʊmɪŋ//
[singular] (Scottish English or literary)
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the faint light after the sun sets synonym twilight, dusk Word OriginOld English glōmung, from glōm ‘twilight’, of Germanic origin; related to glow.
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