Definitions

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

  • noun Twilight; dusk.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fall of the evening as the time of dusk or gloom; the twilight.
  • noun Hence—2. Closing period; decline: as, the gloaming of life.
  • noun 3. Gloominess of mood or disposition; glooming.
  • Of or pertaining to the gloaming or twilight.

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

  • noun Scot. & North of Eng., and in poetry. Twilight; dusk; the fall of the evening.
  • noun obsolete Sullenness; melancholy.

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

  • noun poetry, Scotland, UK, North England twilight, as at early morning or (especially) early evening; dusk
  • noun obsolete sullenness; melancholy

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

[Middle English gloming, from Old English glōmung, alteration (probably influenced by æfnung, evening) of glōm, dusk; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

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Old English glōmung.

Examples

  • Also, part of the gloaming is the relative nascency of the EU itself.

    Balkinization

  • Also, part of the gloaming is the relative nascency of the EU itself.

    Balkinization

  • Also, part of the gloaming is the relative nascency of the EU itself.

    Balkinization

  • Also, part of the gloaming is the relative nascency of the EU itself.

    Balkinization

  • Also, part of the gloaming is the relative nascency of the EU itself.

    Balkinization

  • Also, part of the gloaming is the relative nascency of the EU itself.

    Balkinization

  • Also, part of the gloaming is the relative nascency of the EU itself.

    Balkinization

  • Also, part of the gloaming is the relative nascency of the EU itself.

    Balkinization

  • Also, part of the gloaming is the relative nascency of the EU itself.

    Balkinization

  • Also, part of the gloaming is the relative nascency of the EU itself.

    Balkinization

Comments

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  • gloaming: fr. radiohead

    oooh... such a good track. Sadly, I've been using this word to describe my feelings and days. =( *sigh* finals.

    December 10, 2006

  • Dusk. A very evocative word. I made a Kuler color theme called Tuscan Gloaming:

     
     
     
     
     

    September 24, 2007

  • Neato! I do enjoy that site. :-)

    September 24, 2007

  • Always makes me think of one of the saddest short stories I've ever read: 'In the Gloaming,' by Alice Elliot Dark.

    September 24, 2007

  • My favourite word of all time!

    May 26, 2009

  • Some words, without being onomatopoeic, seem to perfectly fit the item they name or describe. This is certainly one of them. So is brouhaha. And serene. I should make a list...

    May 26, 2009

  • Absolutely, skip. Hence this list.

    May 26, 2009

  • I should have known... :-)

    May 27, 2009

  • Or more accurately, I should have remembered.

    Gelatinous is perfect, isn't it?

    May 27, 2009

  • I've often thought that "The Gloaming Deer" would be a good name for a pub.

    May 27, 2009