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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-bleyz]
    • /əˈbleɪz/
    • /əˈbleɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bleyz]
    • /əˈbleɪz/

Definitions of ablaze word

  • adjective ablaze Something that is ablaze is burning very fiercely. 3
  • adjective ablaze If a place is ablaze with lights or colours, it is very bright because of them. 3
  • adjective ablaze If someone is ablaze, or if their eyes are ablaze, their expression shows that they are feeling a strong emotion, such as great excitement or anger. 3
  • adjective ablaze on fire; burning 3
  • adjective ablaze brightly illuminated 3
  • adjective ablaze emotionally aroused 3

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Origin of ablaze

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
1800-10; a-1 + blaze1; compare Middle English on blase

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Parts of speech for Ablaze


ablaze popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Synonyms for ablaze

adj ablaze

  • afire — If something is afire or is set afire, it is on fire or looks as if it is on fire.
  • alight — If something is alight, it is burning.
  • blazing — Blazing sun or blazing hot weather is very hot.
  • burning — You use burning to describe something that is extremely hot.
  • fiery — consisting of, attended with, characterized by, or containing fire: a volcano's fiery discharge.

adjective ablaze

  • in flames — to kindle or excite (passions, desires, etc.).
  • colorful — Something that is colorful has bright colors or a lot of different colors.
  • colourful — Something that is colourful has bright colours or a lot of different colours.
  • inflamed — to kindle or excite (passions, desires, etc.).
  • aflare — Flaring.

Antonyms for ablaze

adj ablaze

  • dull — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.
  • unexcited — stirred emotionally; agitated: An excited crowd awaited the arrival of the famed rock group.
  • dark — When it is dark, there is not enough light to see properly, for example because it is night.
  • dim — DIM statement

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