Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Twilight; gloaming.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The gloaming.
  • To grow dark: as, it begins to gloam.
  • 2. To be sullen; gloom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The twilight; gloaming.
  • intransitive verb To begin to grow dark; to grow dusky.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To be sullen or morose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete gloaming, twilight

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

  • noun the time of day immediately following sunset

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from gloaming.]

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  • So this is what to call the time. Now I know.

    July 17, 2008

  • Is there an analogous word for the time right before dawn?

    July 17, 2008

  • Pre-dawn? Antelucan? (ante + lux)

    July 17, 2008