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afterglow

noun af·ter·glow \ˈaf-tər-ˌglō\

Simple Definition of afterglow

  • : a glowing light remaining in the sky after the sun has set

  • : a happy feeling that remains after a successful or emotional event

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of afterglow

  1. 1 :  a glow remaining where a light has disappeared

  2. 2 :  a pleasant effect or feeling that lingers after something is done, experienced, or achieved <basking in the afterglow of success>

Examples of afterglow in a sentence

  1. the afterglow of the sunset



1832

First Known Use of afterglow

1832

Rhymes with afterglow

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AFTERGLOW Defined for Kids

afterglow

noun af·ter·glow \ˈaf-tər-ˌglō\

Definition of afterglow for Students

  1. 1 :  a glow remaining (as in the sky after sunset) where a light has disappeared

  2. 2 :  a pleasant feeling that remains after some good experience <the afterglow of victory>




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