\ ə-ˈglō How to pronounce aglow (audio) \

Definition of aglow

: glowing especially with warmth or excitement

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, there’s virtually no erotic frisson in Patel’s retelling of an epic that is aglow with passion. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2022 Beneath the hazy shroud of its atmosphere, our sister planet is practically aglow. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 12 Feb. 2022 In autumn, when the leaves are aglow in their end-of-season finest, the view from the top of Dan’s Rock is, by far, the most spectacular in all of Maryland. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 10 Jan. 2022 Once our screens were aglow, we were instructed to click a blue icon, logging us on to the census server, known as The Hub. Jeremy Miller, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 After dinner at the Napa Valley restaurant Terra, which has since closed, Dr. McClenney walked Mr. Repotski up to the main street, deserted and aglow with streetlamps. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2021 For 20 years, members of the Burkman family have been perfecting the holiday display at their Frisco home, which this year is aglow with 70,000 lights. Dallas News, 11 Dec. 2020 After dinner, the couple and their family met the rest of their guests for cocktails by the pool, which was aglow with floating lanterns. Shira Savada, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Nov. 2020 The speaker stood — her pristine suit aglow, her mace brooch shining. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2020 See More

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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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6 May 2022

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“Aglow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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\ ə-ˈglō How to pronounce aglow (audio) \

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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