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adjective flaming pronunciation in American English /ˈfleɪmɪŋ/

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  1. 1
    burning brightly with flames
    flaming torches
    a flaming building
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  2. 3
    British involving a lot of angry emotion
    We had another flaming argument last night.
    flaming resentment


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