aglow

adjective
\ə-ˈglō \

Definition of aglow 

: glowing especially with warmth or excitement

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Examples of aglow in a Sentence

The lights of the city were aglow in the distance. The room was aglow with candlelight. The children were aglow with excitement. The town was aglow with pride.
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Dressed in a blue sweater, his face occasionally aglow in a smartphone light, Schrader sat in the corner of a dark restaurant the other night. Jeffrey Fleishman, latimes.com, "Paul Schrader wrestles with the sacred and profane in his new 'First Reformed'," 16 May 2018 On Wednesday evening, in many states across the Lower 48, the sky was aglow with natural and man-made fireworks, but in some cases, the combination placed spectators in great danger. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "Photos: In many places, Fourth of July fireworks celebrations coincided with lightning — and it wasn’t safe," 5 July 2018 Fourth of July fireworks may be breathtaking, but Americans hardly have to wait until then for a spectacular light show: the world is constantly aglow, from the depths of the sea to the grass beneath your feet on sticky summer nights. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Why Bioluminescence Evolved to Be Red Light, and Blue," 26 June 2018 An upstairs hallway at Hackerman House is aglow with 400 ceramic plates attached to large, oval mirrored panels. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "In its newly renovated property, Walters Art Museum honors a woman once enslaved there," 5 June 2018 There are reports of widespread cancellations, no doubt from people seeing those incredible images of a mountainside aglow with hot lava. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "Don't let volcanoes, other irrational travel fears, ruin your summer vacation," 3 June 2018 The x-rays produced by an AGN ionize clouds of hydrogen gas in the galactic bulge around it, setting them aglow at particular frequencies that produce distinct peaks in the galaxy’s spectrum. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Discovery of middleweight black holes could explain origin of million-solar-mass monster," 30 May 2018 So many great moments have been captured on Swift’s Instagram account, whether mugging for the camera with Shawn Mendes or sharing her dad’s camera phone video of the aglow audience. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Taylor Swift's Best Instagram Moments From Her Reputation Tour (So Far)," 23 May 2018 That meant a new website, logo and events like Winterlights that set the grounds aglow. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Newfields' 10-foot-tall light-up letters are an enlightening sign at 38th and Michigan," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of aglow

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aglow

a- entry 1 + glow entry 1

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Dictionary Entries near aglow

aglitter

Aglossa

aglossate

aglow

aglycone

Aglypha

Aglyphodonta

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aglow

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of aglow

: glowing with light or color

: very excited or happy : feeling or showing excitement and happiness

aglow

adjective
\ə-ˈglō \

Kids Definition of aglow

1 : glowing with light or color The room was aglow with candlelight.

2 : feeling or showing excitement and happiness Her parents were aglow with pride.

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