After watching a sunset last night that seemed written in poetic magnificence, this word somehow felt appropriate this morning.

gloaming (gloam·ing): / GLOH ming /

(1) twilight; dusk (literary)

[From Middle English gloming from Old English glomung, a derivative of Old English glom meaning “twilight” and probably influenced by æfnung meaning “evening.”  Akin to Old English glowan meaning “to glow.”  Ultimately from a prehistoric Germanic word (possibly ghel- from Indo-European roots).]

Usage: I flew through the gloaming as if suspended by the air itself, a sprite held captive by a breeze too weak to lift a leaf yet powerful enough to give me wings, and only crimson hues seeping over the horizon kept me company in the sky.

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