\ 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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Where to find the brightest neighborhood Christmas lights in Dallas or your suburb," 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, "This Maui Wedding Was All About Fashion, Family—and Engagement Photo Shoots in Two Countries," 12 Nov. 2020 The speaker stood — her pristine suit aglow, her mace brooch shining. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Congressional Democrats wore their white hot fury to the State of the Union," 5 Feb. 2020 With the plaza around the Village Green shopping center already aglow with white lights on its trees, Lincolnshire’s holiday tree was illuminated by Lee Fell and Beth Ann Fell midway through the night’s festivities. Steve Sadin,, "Community gathers in Lincolnshire to light holiday tree, welcome Santa to town and donate toys for tots," 9 Dec. 2019 The antlers, wings, and body will be aglow with white lights., "The countdown for the lighting of the Big Blue Bug will be carried live on local TV news and streamed on Facebook. It’s Rhode Island’s answer to the ball drop in Times Square.," 25 Nov. 2019 Tulip poplar comes aglow with bright yellows, and sassafras turns a deep orange, although the tree can exhibit multiple leaf colors in one season. cleveland, "Cleveland Metroparks east and west offer vivid fall foliage," 14 Oct. 2019 Producers have committed completely to making this an immersive experience, from the plush leather seating to the fake lighters provided so audiences can sway in time, flames aglow, whenever an emotional ballad strikes up. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Rock of Ages in Hollywood makes dinner theater sexy again: Review," 16 Jan. 2020 The pair made their public debut last night, and Bilson was seemingly aglow — right down to her Brock Collection black-and-gold lace gown, soft rosy makeup and brand-new golden highlights. Megan Decker,, "Rachel Bilson’s Golden Highlights Made For The Prettiest Red Carpet Debut," 7 Jan. 2020

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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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“Aglow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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