afterglow

noun af·ter·glow \ ˈaf-tər-ˌglō \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of afterglow

1 :a glow remaining where a light has disappeared
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

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Origin and Etymology of afterglow


AFTERGLOW Defined for English Language Learners

afterglow

noun

Definition of afterglow for English Language Learners

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

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


AFTERGLOW Defined for Kids

afterglow

noun af·ter·glow \ ˈaf-tər-ˌglō \

Definition of afterglow for Students

1 :a glow remaining (as in the sky after sunset) where a light has disappeared
2 :a pleasant feeling that remains after some good experience
  • the afterglow of victory


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