Ablaze - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈbleɪz|  American pronunciation of the word ablaze
Brit.  |əˈbleɪz|  British pronunciation of the word ablaze

adjective

- keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement(syn: aflame, aroused)

his face all ablaze with excitement

- lighted up by or as by fire or flame(syn: afire, aflame, aflare, alight)

forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning

- resembling flame in brilliance or color

maple trees ablaze in autumn

- lighted with red light as if with flames(syn: inflamed, reddened)

streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees

Examples

Shops, houses, and vehicles were set ablaze.

In spring, the valleys are ablaze with colour.

His face was ablaze with excitement.

He was ablaze with enthusiasm.

Within minutes the whole house was ablaze.

The factory had been set ablaze (=made to burn).

Her yard was ablaze with summer flowers.

His eyes were ablaze with fury.

his face all ablaze with excitement

forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning

streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees

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