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  1. a diffused, hazy light seen around the sun, caused by atmospheric dust.
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Origin of sunglow

First recorded in 1835–45; sun + glow
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Examples from the Web for sunglow

Historical Examples

  • Now and again there was the sharp twang in it of the bog-myrtle, sweltering in the sunglow.

    Pharais and The Mountain Lovers

    Fiona Macleod

  • I was a child, and asked him if it was a white dove, such as I had seen fanning the sunglow in Icolmkill.

  • Out of the sunglow the arm crept like a snake, then it lay still in the shadow betwixt the two who slumbered unheeding.

British Dictionary definitions for sunglow


  1. a pinkish glow often seen in the sky before sunrise or after sunset. It is caused by scattering or diffraction of sunlight by particles in the atmosphere
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