Definitions

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  • n. twilight of morning or evening; the gloaming
  • v. Present participle of gloom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Twilight (of morning or evening); the gloaming.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dim; gloomy; dismal; lowering.
  • n. Twilight; gloaming.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. depressingly dark

Etymologies

Compare gloaming. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But the lord of Bellister sat on, "glooming" morbidly to himself.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Here and there, too, the dusty-green reaches were pointed by the dark spire of a cypress, alone, in a kind of glooming isolation; here and there a blossoming peach or almond, gaily pink, sent an inexpressible little thrill of gladness to one's heart.

    My Friend Prospero

  • With one accord they all looked at the stranger, for they had hardly seem him well in the glooming twilight.

    DARKWATER

  • Nor to be honest is the need for total glooming and dooming about the sixties "generation" quite as self-evident as Geoffrey implies.

    My generation squandered our golden opportunity | Geoffrey Wheatcroft

  • Alas, "he shook his head, glooming," more have promised than performed; his treasury is low, his army stout of heart but few in number, and even those devoted leaders of opinion who wholeheartedly approve his end, shrink timidly at the mention of his means.

    THE NUMBERS

  • Her peevishness, his coldness; her bubble-brained woman's magazine wisdom, his Spenglerian glooming about modern civilization.

    Throne Out

  • I soar to Adria's wave-beat shore and to the waters of Eridanus; where a father's hapless daughters in their grief for Phaethon distil into the glooming flood the amber brilliance of their tears.

    Hippolytus

  • There was the resentful Sunday of a little later, when he sat down glowering and glooming through the tardy length of the day, with a sullen sense of injury in his heart, and no more real knowledge of the beneficent history of the New Testament than if he had been bred among idolaters.

    Little Dorrit

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  • When Birdalone came to herself it was drawing toward the glooming, and she rose up hastily, and went down to the Sending

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

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