frown vs glower what difference

what is difference between frown and glower

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɹaʊn/
  • Rhymes: -aʊn

Etymology 1

From Middle English frown, froun (a threatening appearance; lowering of the clouds), from frounen (to frown). See below.

Noun

frown (plural frowns)

  1. A facial expression in which the eyebrows are brought together, and the forehead is wrinkled, usually indicating displeasure, sadness or worry, or less often confusion or concentration.
  2. A facial expression in which the corners of the mouth are pointed down.
Derived terms
  • permafrown
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English frounen (to frown as an expression of disapproval, displeasure, shame, fear, or jealousy), from Old French frognier (to frown or scowl), from Gaulish *frognā (nostril), from Proto-Celtic *srognā.

Verb

frown (third-person singular simple present frowns, present participle frowning, simple past and past participle frowned)

  1. (intransitive) To have a frown on one’s face.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavour or threateningly.
  3. (transitive) To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look.
  4. (transitive) To communicate by frowning.
Synonyms
  • scowl
Derived terms
  • frown at
  • frown on
  • frown upon
Translations

Welsh

Adjective

frown

  1. Soft mutation of brown.

Mutation


English

Etymology 1

From an alteration (possibly Scots) of glore, from Middle English glōren, glouren (to gleam; to glare, glower); or from glow (to stare) (obsolete), and ultimately from a Scandinavian (North Germanic) language. Cognate with Low German gloren (to flicker; to glimmer), Middle Dutch gloren, Icelandic glóra. See more at glare.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡlaʊə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ.ə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: glow‧er

Verb

glower (third-person singular simple present glowers, present participle glowering, simple past and past participle glowered)

  1. (intransitive) To look or stare with anger. [from late 15th c.]
Synonyms
  • glare
  • scowl
Translations

Noun

glower (plural glowers)

  1. An angry glare or stare. [from late 15th c.]
Alternative forms
  • glour
  • glowr (obsolete)
Synonyms
  • glare
  • scowl
Derived terms
  • glowerer
  • glowering (noun)
  • gloweringly
Translations
See also
  • frown

Etymology 2

From Middle English glouere, equivalent to glow +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡləʊə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡloʊə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -əʊə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: glow‧er

Noun

glower (plural glowers)

  1. That which glows or emits light.

References

Further reading

  • Nernst glower on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Gowler, reglow

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