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[uh-gloh] /ə gloʊ/
a house aglow with lights; a face aglow with happiness.
Origin of aglow
1810-20; a-1 + glow Unabridged
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Examples from the web for aglow
  • The deans were not exactly aglow with enthusiasm about the data set.
  • Blossom after blossom bursts out and the land is aglow.
  • Surely the nursery, awash with pale yellow light, would be transformed by the words and aglow with magic.
  • It is sheep-farming country, soft and rolling, green and aglow as though burnished.
  • But to telescopes above the meddling atmosphere, the sky is aglow with infrared light.
  • The world is aglow with dire headlines about energy consumption and its ill effects.
  • Bushels of lights set this backyard aglow after a fresh snow.
  • Far above, the triangle is aglow in the dimly translucent field of ice.
  • Teachers usually enter the early childhood education profession aglow with purpose, drive, and imagination.
  • People of all ages lounge and wander about town-all still aglow after some outdoor adventure.
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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