AskDefine | Define glowing

Dictionary Definition

glowing adj
1 softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars" [syn: aglow(p), lambent, lucent, luminous]
2 highly enthusiastic; "glowing praise" n : the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface [syn: radiance, glow]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

glowing
  1. present participle of glow

Noun

  1. The action of the verb to glow.

Adjective

  1. That glows or glow.
    glowing embers
  2. Full of praise.
    He received glowing references from his previous employers.

Translations

Extensive Definition

glowing in Bengali: অনুপ্রভা
glowing in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa): Фосфарэсцэнцыя
glowing in Bosnian: Fosforescencija
glowing in German: Phosphoreszenz
glowing in Modern Greek (1453-): Φωσφορισμός
glowing in Spanish: Fosforescencia
glowing in Persian: فسفرسانس
glowing in French: Phosphorescence
glowing in Galician: Fosforescencia
glowing in Italian: Fosforescenza
glowing in Dutch: Fosforescentie
glowing in Japanese: 燐光
glowing in Polish: Fosforescencja
glowing in Portuguese: Fosforescência
glowing in Russian: Фосфоресценция
glowing in Slovak: Fosforescencia
glowing in Finnish: Fosforesenssi
glowing in Vietnamese: Lân quang
glowing in Turkish: Fosforesans
glowing in Ukrainian: Фосфоресценція
glowing in Chinese: 磷光

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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