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aglow

[ uh-gloh ]
/ ə gloʊ /
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adjective

glowing: a house aglow with lights; a face aglow with happiness.

RELATED WORDS

sunny, bright, shiny, luminous, rich, golden, glistening, vivid, brilliant, shimmering, radiant, dazzling, blazing, sparkling, intense, flashing, silvery, aflame, florid, vibrant

Nearby words

aglint, aglisten, aglitter, aglossia, aglossostomia, aglow, aglu, aglucon, aglutition, aglycon, aglycosuria

Origin of aglow

First recorded in 1810–20; a-1 + glow
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British Dictionary definitions for aglow

aglow

/ (əˈɡləʊ) /

adjective

(postpositive) glowing
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Word Origin and History for aglow

aglow


adj.

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

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