[ glin ]
/ glɪn /

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

Nearby words

  1. glimmer,
  2. glimmer ice,
  3. glimmering,
  4. glimmeringly,
  5. glimpse,
  6. glinka,
  7. glinka, mikhail ivanovich,
  8. glinn,
  9. glint,
  10. glinty


or glin

[ glin ]
/ glɪn /


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

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

    Ayala's Angel|Anthony Trollope
  • 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