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Synonyms for glow
gloʊglow

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. glow

    Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, gloom, gloominess, obscurity, shade, shadow

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. freshness, glownoun

    an alert and refreshed state

    Synonyms:
    incandescence, gall, lambency, insolence, novelty, radiance, luminescence, crust, gleaming, impudence, gleam, cheekiness, glowing, impertinence, freshness

  2. luminescence, glownoun

    light from nonthermal sources

    Synonyms:
    incandescence, radiance, luminescence, freshness, gleaming, gleam, lambency, glowing

  3. incandescence, glownoun

    the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised

    Synonyms:
    incandescence, radiance, luminescence, freshness, gleaming, gleam, lambency, glowing

  4. glownoun

    a feeling of considerable warmth

    "the glow of new love"; "a glow of regret"

    Synonyms:
    incandescence, radiance, luminescence, freshness, gleaming, gleam, lambency, glowing

  5. glownoun

    a steady even light without flames

    Synonyms:
    incandescence, radiance, luminescence, freshness, gleaming, gleam, lambency, glowing

  6. radiance, glow, glowingnoun

    the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface

    Synonyms:
    refulgence, lambency, incandescence, refulgency, luminescence, freshness, effulgence, shine, gleam, gleaming, radiance, glowing, radiancy

  7. gleam, gleaming, glow, lambencyverb

    an appearance of reflected light

    Synonyms:
    radiance, incandescence, lambency, luminescence, glimmer, gleaming, gleam, glowing, freshness

  8. glowverb

    emit a steady even light without flames

    "The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden"

    Synonyms:
    shine, beam, burn, radiate

  9. glow, beam, radiate, shineverb

    have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

    "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, beam, reflect, diversify, ray, radiate, strike, burn, broadcast, smoothen, glitter, air, polish, gleam, transmit, glint, fall, glisten, send

  10. burn, glowverb

    shine intensely, as if with heat

    "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning"

    Synonyms:
    shine, beam, burn up, radiate, burn, cut, incinerate, sunburn, sting, combust, burn down, burn off, bite, cauterize, cauterise, fire

  11. glowverb

    be exuberant or high-spirited

    "Make the people's hearts glow"

    Synonyms:
    shine, beam, burn, radiate

  12. glow, beam, radiate, shineverb

    experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

    "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, beam, reflect, diversify, ray, radiate, strike, burn, broadcast, smoothen, glitter, air, polish, gleam, transmit, glint, fall, glisten, send

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. smoldered

    Submitted by anonymous on December 15, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. glowverb

    Synonyms:
    be incandescent

  2. glowverb

    Synonyms:
    shine brightly

  3. glowverb

    Synonyms:
    burn, be hot

  4. glowverb

    Synonyms:
    be ardent, be warm, feel intensely

  5. glownoun

    Synonyms:
    incandescence, white heat

  6. glownoun

    Synonyms:
    brightness, bright color

  7. glownoun

    Synonyms:
    ardor, vehemence, impetuosity, fervency, fervor, enthusiasm

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How to use glow in a sentence?

  1. Ikaika Marzo:

    There are still plumes going out. There's a couple cracks that's close by that still have steam coming out, there's a lot of glow, a lot of fires.

  2. Heather Lydia Thornhill:

    A unity in your minds eyes could glow the earths spirit with a reach to the eyes of God himself.

  3. Robert Lutts:

    We are in the after glow of the Greece and Iran deals.

  4. Bob Hope:

    When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things -- not the great occasions -- that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.

  5. Jamie Foster:

    Animals, including humans, rely on our microbes to maintain a healthy digestive and immune system, we do not fully understand how spaceflight alters these beneficial interactions. The UMAMI experiment uses a glow-in-the-dark bobtail squid to address these important issues in animal health.


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