adverb, adjective

in bloom; blossoming; flowering.

Origin of abloom

First recorded in 1850–55; a-1 + bloom1
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Related Words for abloom

flourishing, florescent

Examples from the Web for abloom

Historical Examples of abloom

  • 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.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for abloom



(postpositive) in flower; blooming
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