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

Other Words from flaming

flamingly adverb

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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
Recent Examples on the Web One of the most eye-catching is the flaming orange foliage of a 'Sango-Kaku' Japanese maple, which highlights the firepit and seating area. Thad Orr, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Nov. 2021 On the museum steps, a Black man in a hoodie and mask hurled a flaming projectile at the building. New York Times, 25 Oct. 2021 The great flaming mouth to the thing is never in this world going to be stuffed full. Scott Bradfield, The New Republic, 18 Oct. 2021 That was 16 years ago, but the flaming image would re-inspire Vasquez later on. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Oct. 2021 Wind turbines turned below us like huge flaming dandelions. Karen Russell, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 During the rapid fire segment, which debuts a flaming hot graphic, Bianchi asks whether or not Navy is a trap game for the Knights, while Beede wonders if Keene can be the next great UCF quarterback. Charles King, orlandosentinel.com, 28 Sep. 2021 Armstrong, a superstar of flaming gas, burning with spite and hubris, struck back. Adrienne So, Wired, 14 Sep. 2021 Was the smoke from the flaming Twin Towers tinted blue? Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2021

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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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14 Nov 2021

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“Flaming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flaming. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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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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