Glowing en


Glowing meaning

Phosphorescence is a specific type of photoluminescence related to fluorescence. Unlike fluorescence, a phosphorescent material does not immediately re-emit the radiation it absorbs. The slower time scales of the re-emission are associated with "forbidden" energy state transitions in quantum mechanics. As these transitions occur very slowly in certain materials, absorbed radiation may be re-emitted at a lower intensity for up to several hours after the original excitation. Commonly seen examples of phosphorescent materials are the glow-in-the-dark toys, paint, and clock dials that glow for some time after being charged with a bright light such as in any normal reading or room light.


  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glow
Word: glow
Pronunciation of glowing: 'glO
Function of glowing: intransitive verb
Origin of glowing: Middle English, from Old English glOwan; akin to Old English geolu yellow -- more at YELLOW
1 a : to shine with or as if with an intense heat <embers glowing in the darkness> b (1) : to have a rich warm typically ruddy color <cheeks glowing with health> (2) : FLUSH, BLUSH <the children glowed with excitement>
2 a : to experience a sensation of or as if of heat <glowing with rage> b : to show exuberance or elation <glow with pride>
- glow·ing·ly /-i[ng]-lE/ adverb

Synonyms of glowing

Aglow, Glow, Lambent, Lucent, Luminous, Radiance,