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[uh-bloom] /əˈblum/
adverb, adjective
in bloom; blossoming; flowering.
Origin of abloom
First recorded in 1850-55; a-1 + bloom1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The deck is all abloom with pretty girls in pretty hats and pretty suits.


    Julian Street
  • The cliffs are abloom with blossoms of gold, like a garden of woodland flowers.

    Saronia Richard Short
  • They come when our daffodils are all abloom, and go when the roses are fading.

    Birds of the wave and woodland Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson
  • Serena blushed a little and Aronson's cheeks were all abloom.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • The rhododendron, which the mountaineer calls laurel, was abloom.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry Charles Neville Buck
  • The purple heather was all abloom along the slopes of the hill-sides.

    In the Days of My Youth Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • In the garden beneath blackbirds sang, and the pale primroses were abloom.

    Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
  • The sunny lustre comes back to Violet's eyes, and her cheeks are abloom, her lips part in a half-smile.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Her valleys are all abloom with millions of fruit trees, and spring is well advanced.

    Winged Wheels in France Michael Myers Shoemaker
  • I stopped for a moment in the doorway, and saw, abloom there before me, a magical maze of flowers.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
British Dictionary definitions for abloom


(postpositive) in flower; blooming
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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