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alpenglow

[al-puh n-gloh] /ˈæl pənˌgloʊ/
noun
1.
a reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset.
Origin of alpenglow
1870-1875
1870-75; < German Alpenglühen, with glow replacing German glühen
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British Dictionary definitions for alpenglow

alpenglow

/ˈælpənˌɡləʊ/
noun
1.
a reddish light on the summits of snow-covered mountain peaks at sunset or sunrise
Word Origin
partial translation of German Alpenglühen, from AlpenAlps + glühen to glow
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