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alpenglow

[ al-puhn-gloh ]
/ ˈæl pənˌgloʊ /
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noun

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

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Origin of alpenglow

1870–75; <German Alpenglühen, with glow replacing German glühen
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British Dictionary definitions for alpenglow

alpenglow
/ (ˈælpənˌɡləʊ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for alpenglow

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