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glow

glow

 
pronunciation:
glo
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: light given off by something very hot but flameless, or light that appears to be given off in this way.
The fire had died down, and I could just make out the man's face in the glow of the embers.We went walking in the glow of the moon on that warm night.
synonyms:
gleam, incandescence, shine
similar words:
glimmer, luster, phosphorescence, radiance, radiation, shimmer
definition 2: brightness or brilliance of color, esp. redness.
The glow of the clouds made a beautiful sunset.
synonyms:
brightness, brilliance, vividness
similar words:
blaze, burnish, intensity, luster, radiance, resplendence, splendor
definition 3: the sensation or appearance of warmth and color on the body and face, as after hard work or exercise.
The glow of her face told us she'd been working hard out in the garden.
synonyms:
bloom, flush
antonyms:
pallor
similar words:
blush, brightness, color, radiance
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: glowed, glowing, glows
definition 1: to shine with bright light, as something very hot but flameless.
The coals glowed in the fireplace.
synonyms:
shine
similar words:
blaze, flame, glimmer, incandesce, radiate
definition 2: to exhibit a bright, usu. reddish color.
After sledding, the children's cheeks glowed.
synonyms:
flame, flush, redden
similar words:
blaze, blush, brighten, color, mantle
definition 3: to be or appear to be filled with strong positive feeling; be radiant.
He raced in holding the letter and glowed with excitement.
synonyms:
radiate
similar words:
quicken, thrill
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