Definition of glowy in US English:


adjectiveglowiest, glowier

  • 1Giving off a steady light.

    ‘soft, glowy bulbs’
    • ‘A high window space above us was fashioned from frosted material emanating some sort of glowy white light.’
    • ‘As we all know, comets/meteors do leave a glowy trail behind.’
    • ‘I looked over at Mom, who was smiling and happy in the glowy light of the lanterns.’
    • ‘I love the glowy moon and the reflection it makes on the water.’
    • ‘Knowing that I'm always happy to get something new and glowy, my wife brought home a cheap "floating pool light" that she found on sale for roughly $10.’
    bright, shining, radiant, glimmering, flickering, twinkling, incandescent, candescent, luminous, luminescent, phosphorescent
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    1. 1.1 (of a person's skin) appearing healthy and youthful.
      ‘natural, glowy skin’
      • ‘She's launched her own botanical-based line, which is said to give glowy skin and is hailed as a luxury beauty brand for the masses.’
      • ‘Be prepared to receive tons of compliments on your glowy skin.’
      • ‘I'd argue that Australian women, in particular, aspire to look more like healthy, glowy girls than some emaciated model.’
      • ‘I'm all about getting radiant, glowy cheeks so am obsessed with mineral makeup and products with illuminating properties in them.’
      • ‘The secret to glowy skin isn't just all about strategically placed highlighter.’
      • ‘Both these products add a soft, glowy touch to your cheeks, eyes, lips anywhere!’
      • ‘The October cover girl is looking all glowy and pouty among a sea of pink headlines.’
      • ‘I noticed my complexion was pink and glowy.’
      • ‘Her skin looks luminous and glowy.’
      • ‘Sydney's beauty editor set are possibly the most photographed girls in town: all glowy, gorgeous, smiley, fashionable and familiar with the photographers, they are perfect 'pages' fodder.’
    2. 1.2 Feeling deep pleasure or pride.
      ‘he made her feel all warm and glowy inside’
      • ‘I am feeling all glowy about upping my fruit and vegetable intake.’
      • ‘When I give money to individuals begging in the street, I'd say I'm motivated by a mixture of guilt pangs and the desire to counter those pangs in an easy, quick-fix manner which makes me feel like a warm, glowy Good Person.’
      • ‘I remember seeing the film on a date with a girl; it's kinda lame, but gives you that warm glowy "ah, university is fine!" feeling.’
      • ‘Cutting into my glowy state, I overheard the man on the next table exhort his dinner companion to "Keep your New Year's resolution, my dear".’
      • ‘Independent bookshop: those two words by themselves are enough to give you a warm glowy feeling.’
      • ‘I think all ten of us who went on the course left feeling glowy.’
      • ‘I had one of those moments today, when I feel so warm and glowy and special.’
      • ‘What really makes me feel warm and glowy is how strong her group of friends are.’
      • ‘The problem is that this glowy, go-down-easy film ends up betraying the very spirit of the Man in Black—the outlaw soul who never walked any line but his own.’
      • ‘People walk away feeling glowy, sated, and privileged.’
      • ‘I had a similar glowy feeling listening to his inaugural speech and I found it profoundly disturbing.’