Basic+ Word of the Day: glow

glow (noun, verb) past tense: glowed LISTEN

Glow sticks

Glow means ‘to shine like something that is very hot.’

  • The coals in the fire glow.
  • The alarm clock display glows in the dark.

Glow also means ‘to have a healthy red color.’

  • The bride glowed as she walked down the aisle.
  • The children's cheeks glowed after they played outside.

Glow is the brightness of color.

  • The glow of the diamonds and rubies lit up the room.
  • The glow of the campfire shone on the campers' faces.

Did you know?

A glow worm, also known as a firefly, is an insect that lights up at night. Watch this live performance of Mark Lowry singing the old classic song “Glow Worm.”

In pop culture

GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) is a Netflix series about Hollywood actresses in the 1980s who become wrestlers. Watch the trailer. Do you think the wrestlers glow when they are wrestling?

There are other meanings of glow.
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