Meaning of AFTERGLOW in English


ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

Etymology: after (IV) + glow


a. : the light especially in the western sky after sunset

b. : alpenglow

2. : a glow continuing after the disappearance of flame (as of a match) or electric discharge (as in a rarefied gas) and sometimes regarded as a type of phosphorescence

3. : a reflection of past splendor, success, or emotion

Budmouth still retained sufficient afterglow from its Georgian gaiety and prestige — Thomas Hardy

the mellow afterglow of the septuagenarian — R.L.Strout

the afterglow of holidays spent in Europe — George Santayana

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