\ 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 Others expressed worry over playing favorites, if government workers were to choose which destinations were notable enough to stay aglow. New York Times, "Why Is New York City’s Skyline Always Lit Up?," 27 Dec. 2019 This selection includes pictures of RVs aglow in the Florida near-jungle and a haunted forest scene with an Buddhist temple illuminated in the distance. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: At American University Museum, a world of atmosphere," 28 Nov. 2019 Over 500,000 lights set the water aglow each evening through Jan. 5. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Here's where to see the best Christmas lights around Arizona," 22 Nov. 2019 On a recent raw November day, the autumn sky above Dogtooth Bend is aglow in hues of lavender and amber as the sun sets beyond the Missouri side of the river. Patrick M. O'connell,, "Barges stranded, levees breached and a town in danger: How the Mississippi River is dividing a community — literally — in southern Illinois," 26 Nov. 2019 Louisville is aglow with bright and colorful lights every holiday season, but unlike the massive swath of houses lining Hillcrest Avenue on Halloween, these colorful displays seem to be scattered throughout the city. Bobby Shipman, The Courier-Journal, "Tell us! Where are the prettiest and most colorful holiday lights around Louisville?," 4 Dec. 2019 Soon, her phone was aglow as person after person after person hit the Like button or left a comment. San Diego Union-Tribune, "A photo that unexpectedly introduced an SDSU graduate to the world now brings her a career," 29 Sep. 2019 The team at Louis Vuitton curated what could only be described as the quintessential Los Angeles summer soiree, and the scene was aglow with artists, tastemakers, celebrity stylists, and Hollywood elite. Leigh Penney, Vogue, "Louis Vuitton X Celebrates 160 Years of Creative Collaboration," 29 June 2019 Every window will be aglow at the Lincoln-Tallman House beginning Nov. 29. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Christmas in the Village, Holiday Tree Show, and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 24 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of aglow was in 1817

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18 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Aglow.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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How to pronounce aglow (audio)

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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