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aflame

Syllabification: a·flame
Pronunciation: /əˈflām
 
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Definition of aflame in English:

adverb& adjective

In flames; burning: [as adverb]: pour brandy over the steaks and then set aflame
More example sentences
  • The obvious appeal of the portrait is the notion that a person's pilot light remains aflame even in the darkest of times.
  • The baobab was aflame, regular fire eating it as quickly as it could.
  • I held onto his arm and he brought me into the kitchen, his lighter still aflame, guiding us safely through the hallway.
Synonyms
burning, ablaze, alight, on fire, in flames, blazing
literary afire

Words that rhyme with aflame

acclaim, aim, became, blame, came, claim, dame, exclaim, fame, flame, frame, game, lame, maim, misname, name, proclaim, same, shame, tame

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