Definition of aflame in English:

aflame

adjective

  • [predicative] In flames; burning:

    ‘pour brandy over the steaks and then set aflame’
    • ‘The obvious appeal of the portrait is the notion that a person's pilot light remains aflame even in the darkest of times.’
    • ‘I held onto his arm and he brought me into the kitchen, his lighter still aflame, guiding us safely through the hallway.’
    • ‘They did not attempt to confront mobs as they set aflame people and properties, they set up no camps to shelter the bereaved and destitute survivors.’
    • ‘Residents reported grenades setting police cars aflame in the heart of the city.’
    • ‘The sniper crossbow fires bolts that set whatever they hit aflame.’
    • ‘The passage was lighted with a few lanterns that were magically kept aflame, and it was almost as cold there as it was outside.’
    • ‘A piece of the roof, set aflame by the uncontrolled inferno, suddenly fell from the roof and on top of Tempest's right leg.’
    • ‘Blue and white-streaked energy erupted in a hemispherical blast, tossing nearby vehicles and setting others aflame.’
    • ‘The red carpeting was aflame as well, and tapestries and banners hanging from the high ceiling had also begun to catch flame.’
    • ‘He watched as the glass rained down slowly to the ground, emeralds falling from the tower, which was now aflame.’
    • ‘Before he could touch the ignition, the newspaper suddenly lit aflame.’
    • ‘The walls were rebuilt with yellow limestone and the towers rebuilt with stones so they couldn't be set aflame anymore.’
    • ‘If would have been quite hilarious to see the pampered boys' reaction to having his expensive clothing set aflame.’
    • ‘Then a rain of fire arrows light the ladders as some hit the soldiers setting them aflame.’
    • ‘She closed her eyes, and opened to see everything aflame.’
    • ‘Splinters were flung in every direction, some aflame, becoming miniature meteors as they ignited in the dry air.’
    • ‘This time I dunked the sugar cube in the absinthe and set it aflame.’
    • ‘A glance over my shoulder confirmed the worst - the entire hedgerow was aflame.’
    • ‘The baobab was aflame, regular fire eating it as quickly as it could.’
    • ‘The names usually refer to the tall flowering spike which in medieval times was dipped in tallow and set aflame as a torch in the evening.’
    alight, on fire, in flames, flaming, burning, blazing, raging, fiery, lit, lighted, ignited
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Pronunciation:

aflame

/əˈfleɪm/