adjective or adverb
\ ə-ˈflām How to pronounce aflame (audio) \

Definition of aflame

: afire

Examples of aflame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cybersecurity Twitter was recently aflame when ransomware groups sent out phishing attacks from compromised Exchange servers, pointing to malware hosted on OneDrive. Ryan Kalember, Fortune, 6 Dec. 2021 Tuesday morning, trees were still aflame and a flank of the fire was moving largely unchecked into the Desolation Wilderness. Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2021 In 2014, as tensions were aflame in Ferguson, Mo., after the shooting of Michael Brown, then-private citizen Donald Trump took to Twitter to mock the President. Philip Elliott, Time, 9 July 2021 Governments have spoken out, protests have taken place, social media is aflame. New York Times, 14 May 2021 Twitter was practically aflame with reactions during both the East and West Coast airings of the special on Sunday. Brian Stelter, CNN, 8 Mar. 2021 Demonstrators rocked a police van, set it ablaze, scrawled graffiti across its charred body and set it aflame again as officers retreated. Sudhin Thanawala, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 May 2020 Demonstrators rocked a police van, set it ablaze, scrawled graffiti across its charred body and set it aflame again as officers retreated. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, 30 May 2020 An overpass was completely aflame after a semi hauling fuel overturned in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Doha Madani, NBC News, 20 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of aflame

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aflame

a- entry 1 + flame entry 1

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“Aflame.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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\ ə-ˈflām How to pronounce aflame (audio) \

Kids Definition of aflame

: burning with flames

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