alpenglow

[ al-puhn-gloh ]

noun
  1. a reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset.

Origin of alpenglow

1
1870–75; <German Alpenglühen, with glow replacing German glühen

Words Nearby alpenglow

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How to use alpenglow in a sentence

  • There were fleeting blushes as rosy as the alpenglow now tinging her pale cheek.

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  • On August 23, 1869, the evening alpenglow was very fine, though it did not reach its maximum depth and splendour.

British Dictionary definitions for alpenglow

alpenglow

/ (ˈælpənˌɡləʊ) /


noun
  1. a reddish light on the summits of snow-covered mountain peaks at sunset or sunrise

Origin of alpenglow

1
partial translation of German Alpenglühen, from Alpen Alps + glühen to glow

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