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

     

    glow

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɡləʊ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡloʊ//
     
    [singular] Excitement, Happiness
     
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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 colour 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. See related entries: Excitement, Happiness
  3. 3a gold or red colour the glow of autumn leaves
  4. 4a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction When she looked at her children, she felt a glow of pride.
  5. Word Origin Old English glōwan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gloeien and German glühen.Extra examples Her cheeks had a healthy glow. Our faces were lit by the faint green glow of the dashboard lights. She bathed in the warm glow of first love. The lamplight gave a cosy glow to the room. The sunset threw an orange glow on the cliffs. The whole town was bathed in the glow of the setting sun. The wine had brought a warm glow to her cheeks. the soft glow from the lamp He could see a faint glow through the curtains. Now the city was just a red glow on the horizon. There was no light except for the occasional glow of headlights from passing cars.
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