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Friday, June 06, 2003

Definitions for alpenglow

  1. 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. Brian Payton, Boston Globe
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. Jeanne McDowell, Time
Origin of alpenglow
Alpenglow is a partial translation of German Alpenglühen, from Alpen, "Alps" + glühen, "to glow."