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aglow

[uh-gloh]
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adjective
  1. glowing: a house aglow with lights; a face aglow with happiness.
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Origin of aglow

First recorded in 1810–20; a-1 + glow
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Related Words for aglow

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

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Historical Examples of aglow

  • Nana was in the centre with her pink dress all aglow in the sunlight.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • When Ben Aboo came to himself the patio was aglow with flames.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • Her face beamed, her eyes danced, and she was all aglow from head to foot.

  • His face was aglow with earnestness and his voice shook as he finished speaking.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Off in the direction of the main fork the sky was all aglow with camp-fires.

    Dr. Sevier

    George W. Cable


British Dictionary definitions for aglow

aglow

adjective
  1. (postpositive) glowing
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Word Origin and History for aglow

adj.

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

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