suffuse was our Word of the Day on 07/29/2013. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Examples of suffuse in a Sentence
Morning light suffused the room.
she was suffused with an overwhelming feeling of liberation as her horse broke into a gallop
Recent Examples of suffuse from the Web
Bareilles' music — her songs often function as interior monologues and are suffused with hope — was the key factor.
Roger Federer followed Serena on Centre Court and turned in a Federerian performance, suffused with brilliance if not drama.
Nowadays, of course, humans are influencing everything that happens on the earth, an idea that suffuses the show.
Stead’s use of charcoal, pastel and crayon adds to the quiet, tender feeling that suffuses the collection.
These masters of atmosphere both worked with the legendary Renzo Mongiardino, and like him, their work is suffused with evocative detail.
The Kinnear farm, the site of the murders, is suffused with golden light, and Harron used a Steadicam and rich colors to give the place a dreamlike quality.
Groff, a native northeasterner, moved to the state more than a decade ago after her husband took over his family’s business, and her stories are suffused with a sense of wonder and dread regarding her new habitat.
Hereditary is a great scare-fest and a middling domestic saga, one that probably needed to be either 90 minutes long and brimming with terror, or three hours long and suffused with glacial, Bergman-esque dread.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'suffuse.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
If you are cold or embarrassed, your cheeks may become suffused with a red glow, as though coated on one side with paint. This is reflected in the word’s etymology. Suffuse derives from Latin suffundere, meaning "to pour beneath," a blend of the prefix sub- ("under") and fundere ("to pour"). Other verbs related to fundere continue the theme of pouring or spreading: diffuse ("to pour out and spread freely"), effuse ("to pour or flow out"), transfuse ("to cause to pass from one to another"), and the verb fuse itself when it's used to mean "to meld or join."
Synonym Discussion of suffuse
- new members infused enthusiasm into the club
- a room suffused with light
- imbue students with intellectual curiosity
- clung to ingrained habits
- an electorate inoculated with dangerous ideas
- a serious play leavened with comic moments
SUFFUSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suffuse for English Language Learners
: to spread over or fill (something)
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up suffuse? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).