flam·​ing | \ ˈflā-miŋ How to pronounce flaming (audio) \

Definition of flaming

1 : resembling or suggesting a flame in color, brilliance, or wavy outline the flaming sunset sky flaming red hair
2 : being on fire : blazing a flaming torch
3 : intense, passionate flaming youth
4 used as an intensive you flaming idiot

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Other Words from flaming

flamingly adverb

Synonyms for flaming


ablaze, afire, aflame, alight [chiefly British], blazing, burning, combusting, conflagrant, fiery, ignited, inflamed (also enflamed), kindled, lit (or lighted)

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Examples of flaming in a Sentence

a fancy restaurant serving eye-catching flaming desserts a flaming speech in support of basic human rights

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And then much more than that! Beric Dondarrion kills using his flaming sword: YES. Katey Rich, HWD, "What Actually Happened on Game of Thrones This Season," 28 Aug. 2017 The boy was hit by a flaming stream of gasoline that shot out of the machine, his aunt told the Idaho Statesman. Katy Moeller, idahostatesman, "Idaho boy who survived ‘horribly bad days’ after lawnmower fire still fighting," 25 Aug. 2017 Beric Dondarrion manages to set the bear on fire with his flaming sword, but several men die and Thoros of Myr is severely wounded. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6: 16 Things to Know About "Beyond the Wall"," 21 Aug. 2017 To recap, Azor Ahai was a legendary hero who defeated the White Walkers using his flaming sword Lightbringer. Eliza Thompson, Cosmopolitan, "The Hound Theory You Should Think About While Watching Game of Thrones," 19 July 2017 Lake Como for FoliageSeptember and October are still warm enough to be on the water (if not in it), and the balconies at Villa d'Este, in Cernobbio, have broad views of the flaming chestnuts. Cnt Editors, CNT, "Why We're Heading to Maine and Argentina Next," 13 July 2017 Frazier, a 22-year-old with flaming red hair, had all that going through his mind as Knebel prepared to throw his 1-0 pitch. Wallace Matthews, New York Times, "Clint Frazier’s Game-Ending Home Run Lifts the Yankees," 8 July 2017 Parisians liked to incinerate cats by the sackful, while the Courimauds (cour a miaud or cat chasers) of Saint Chamond preferred to chase a flaming cat through the streets. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, "The disturbing history of cat abuse: Public hangings, pipe beatings and ‘The Great Cat Massacre’," 23 June 2017 Also, fans are going nuts because Beric Dondarrion from the Brotherhood without Banners is in this trailer, with a flaming sword, fighting alongside Jon Snow. Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica, "“The enemy is real,” and the new Game of Thrones trailer is too," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of flaming

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flaming was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of flaming

: having a bright or glowing red or orange color
: burning with bright flames
: very intense or strongly felt

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