Glow - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡləʊ|  American pronunciation of the word glow
Brit.  |ɡləʊ|  British pronunciation of the word glow


- an alert and refreshed state (syn: freshness)
- light from nonthermal sources (syn: luminescence)
- the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised (syn: incandescence)
- a feeling of considerable warmth
the glow of new love
a glow of regret
- a steady even light without flames
- the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface (syn: glowing, radiance)
- an appearance of reflected light (syn: gleam, gleaming, lambency)


- emit a steady even light without flames
The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden
- have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink (syn: beam, radiate, shine)
Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna
- shine intensely, as if with heat (syn: burn)
The coals were glowing in the dark
- be exuberant or high-spirited
Make the people's hearts glow
- experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion (syn: beam, radiate, shine)

Extra examples

The coals glowed in the fireplace.

The fireplace glowed with the dying coals.

This toy glows in the dark.

We could see the glow of the lamp in the window.

The town's lights cast a glow on the horizon.

He felt a glow as he remembered the day they first met.

Their problems were all forgotten in the glow of victory.

She felt the glow from the fireplace.

In a few minutes a comfortable glow succeeded.

I felt the glow of happiness.

I felt the glow of the fire.

The whole horizon glowed with the light of the great fire.

Mary glowed with pride when Jim received his prize.

She had a healthy glow in her cheeks.

The bedside lamp glowed dimly.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: glow
he/she/it: glows
present participle: glowing
past tense: glowed
past participle: glowed
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