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welkin

[ wel-kin ]

noun

, Chiefly Literary.
  1. the sky; the vault of heaven.


welkin

/ ˈwɛlkɪn /

noun

  1. archaic.
    the sky, heavens, or upper air


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Word History and Origins

Origin of welkin1

before 900; Middle English welken ( e ), Old English welcn, variant of wolcen cloud, sky; cognate with German Wolke cloud
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Word History and Origins

Origin of welkin1

Old English wolcen, welcen; related to Old Frisian wolken, Old Saxon, Old High German wolcan
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Example Sentences

I was unanimously recalled, and—to be grandiloquent—received with applause that made the welkin ring.

I have never understood why Henriette greeted this observation with a peal of silvery laughter that fairly made the welkin ring.

The welkin rang with applause, while Lazaref kissed his benefactor's hands and the hem of his coat.

In the forest tracts Franklin's and Horsfield's nightjars make the welkin ring.

These awakened amphibia fill the welkin with their croakings, which take the place of the avian chorus at night.

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