[ glin ]
/ glɪn /

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

Definition for glin (2 of 2)


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. 2020

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