blaz·​ing | \ ˈblā-ziŋ How to pronounce blazing (audio) \

Definition of blazing

1 : burning very brightly and intensely a blazing fire
2 : of outstanding power, speed, heat, or intensity blazing eyes a blazing fastball blazing gunfire

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blazingly adverb

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Examples of blazing in a Sentence

She runs with blazing speed. the blazing logs in the fireplace cast a warm glow on our holiday party
Recent Examples on the Web With next-level grit and a blazing fast stride, 28-year-old Hassan surged by her competitors one by one. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, 2 Aug. 2021 Freshman Nicole Humphries of Flower Mound emerged as the winner in a blazing race in which the top finishers ran under 2:10. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 25 Apr. 2021 Witnesses in the area, many of whom were outside on a muggy summer night, reported seeing an explosion and, in some cases, a blazing fireball over the Atlantic as debris showered from the sky. Michael Gold, New York Times, 25 Feb. 2021 An account of a blazing fireball that blew up high in the atmosphere from a nearby city suggests to the researchers that the meteorite approached Sulaymaniyah from the southeast. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of blazing

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blazing was in the 15th century

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“Blazing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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