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[uh-gloh] /ə gloʊ/
a house aglow with lights; a face aglow with happiness.
Origin of aglow
First recorded in 1810-20; a-1 + glow Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I had expected to stir the imagination of my hearers, for my own was aglow.

    When Grandmamma Was New Marion Harland
  • We had come to the church, its open doors and windows all aglow with light.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • He looked pinched and cold, and yet aglow with some inner warmth, and his first word told why.

    Carette of Sark John Oxenham
  • His face was all aglow with the gaudia certaminis of the forum.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • Her eyelids were pink, her lips were moist and tremulous, her face was all aglow.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
  • They may be welded into a unified system, aglow with the real interests of real life.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • The laburnum path was all aglow with blossoms, and the grape-walk, just beyond, made a shadowy retreat toward evening.

British Dictionary definitions for aglow


(postpositive) glowing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for aglow

1817 (in Coleridge), from a- (1) + glow. Figurative sense of "flushed with pleasurable excitement" is from 1830.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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