Friday, June 06, 2003
alpenglow noun [AL-puhn-gloh] A reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.
Definitions for alpenglow
- A reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.
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Citations for alpenglow
In the soft alpenglow, we watch copper turn pink on the peaks above.
At the Ahwahnee Hotel, guests book reservations a year in advance to watch the alpenglow off the majestic Half Dome from cozy rooms equipped with TVs and minibars.
Origin of alpenglow
Alpenglow is a partial translation of German Alpenglühen, from Alpen, "Alps" + glühen, "to glow."