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December 2, 2022

Word of the Day: Gloaming

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Word of the Day : December 2, 2022

gloaming \GLOH-ming\ noun

What It Means

Gloaming is a literary term synonymous with twilight and dusk, the darker part of twilight. It's used most commonly in the noun phrase the gloaming.

// Across the field, fireflies twinkled in the gloaming.

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Aired December 2, 2022

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