how to pronounce afterglow


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afterglow is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of afterglow


  1. The light emitted by an incandescent object while cooling.
  2. An afterparty.
  3. The mildly euphoric feeling experienced after a pleasurable experience, especially after an orgasm or drug-induced high.
  4. The light emitted by a phosphor after excitation.
  5. The glow seen in the sky after sunset.

afterglow frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word afterglow occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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