noun, verb (used without object), glinned, glin·ning.


or glin



a bright glow in the sky close to the horizon, usually taken as a portent of a storm.

verb (used without object)

(of the sky near the horizon) to become lighter (often followed by up).

Origin of glinn

compare Newfoundland dial. glin, glynn, glim glow from distant ice; apparently akin to glim, glimmer, though source of n is unclear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for glin

Historical Examples of glin

  • When we made our appearance, the flure was instantly cleared for us, and then she and I danced the Humors of Glin.

    The Ned M'Keown Stories

    William Carleton

  • Ye'll nae get there under twalve mile,—or maybe saxteen, if ye attampt to walk up the glin.

    Ayala's Angel

    Anthony Trollope