afterglow

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɑːftərgləʊ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈæftɚˌgloʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(aftər glō′, äf-)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
af•ter•glow /ˈæftɚˌgloʊ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Meteorologythe glow frequently seen in the sky after sunset.
  2. the pleasant remembrance of a past experience, glory, etc.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
af•ter•glow  (aftər glō′, äf-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Meteorologythe glow frequently seen in the sky after sunset;
    afterlight.
  2. Metallurgya second or secondary glow, as in heated metal before it ceases to become incandescent.
  3. the pleasant remembrance of a past experience, glory, etc.:She basked in the afterglow of her stage triumph.
  4. phosphorescence (def. 3).
  • after + glow 1870–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
afterglow /ˈɑːftəˌɡləʊ/ n
  1. the glow left after a light has disappeared, such as that sometimes seen after sunset
  2. the glow of an incandescent metal after the source of heat has been removed
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