a reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset.

1870–75; < German Alpenglühen, with glow replacing German glühen Unabridged
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alpenglow (ˈælpənˌɡləʊ)
a reddish light on the summits of snow-covered mountain peaks at sunset or sunrise
[partial translation of German Alpenglühen, from AlpenAlps + glühen to glow]

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Example sentences
Only a few minutes later the show of alpenglow ends, peace following drama.
As if to compensate, the setting sun's alpenglow and the northern lights routinely provide striking colors.
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