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

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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Night Lights Tours at Taliesin West Buildings at this National Historic Landmark, which are constructed of piers and beams extending beyond glass, wood and stone, will be aglow and reflected in the waters of Kiva Pool. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Summer in Arizona: Locals share 100 fun ways to survive the 100-degree heat in Phoenix," 1 July 2019 In the outback, capture Uluru’s red rock and ancient carvings aglow at sunset, and zoom in on endemic desert wildlife. National Geographic, "Australia High School Expedition," 17 June 2019 The home is painted in a stunning rose color, which seems to set it aglow from the inside., "Property of the Week: 726 Prospect Avenue, Hartford," 7 June 2019 The Kitchen Room, aglow with mint green light, was stocked with chefs concocting various nibbles. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "There Was No Limit to the Champagne, Caviar, and Lobster at Hermès’s Lavish Fete," 5 Apr. 2019 What better time to set your table all aglow than the evening of the big feast? Vogue, "Day 10: Entertain With Ease," 12 Nov. 2018 Beauty Awards 2019 22 Slides One of the top beauty themes of the year was daring, convention-bucking color with midnight blue lips, ultraviolet eyes, and celestial glitter aglow returning to the spotlight. Glamour, "Beauty Awards: The 22 Best Makeup Products of the Year," 25 Mar. 2019 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,, "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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of aglow

: glowing with light or color
: very excited or happy : feeling or showing excitement and happiness


\ 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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