: 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 Though windowless, the place was aglow with neon signs, a faux starry sky and hot lamps warming vegan tacos. Byalexandra Sternlicht, Fortune, 5 July 2023 Some arrived when the Path of Kindness opened at 6 p.m. Others preferred coming after sunset when the path was aglow with approximately 500 luminaria. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 20 Mar. 2023 Now, Mickey’s Toontown is aglow with new play areas and grassy spaces, Insta-worthy snacks, and of course, the new cornerstone attraction: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 20 Mar. 2023 Dubbed The Green Hat, the space is a dim, 25-seat speakeasy aglow in absinthe-green and accented with warm candlelight, barstools and black-leather benches, Spanish jazz and ‘90s hip-hop. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 6 Mar. 2023 On a recent, fully booked Saturday night, the large, airy dining room, trimmed in charming if maximalist arrangements of faux flowers, was gently aglow. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2022 The most distant of the galaxies detected by ALMA were fully aglow with stars when the universe was just 1 billion years old. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 19 Mar. 2013 After a 24-hour incubation, the robot identifies which combinations are aglow so that researchers can perform further testing. Valerie Ross, Discover Magazine, 25 Aug. 2011 Limned with dark hues, his models’ bodies are thrillingly aglow. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


a- entry 1 + glow entry 1

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aglow was in 1817

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“Aglow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aglow. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: glowing with warmth or excitement
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