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welkin

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noun wel·kin \ˈwel-kən\

Definition of welkin

  1. 1 a :  the vault of the sky :  firmament <the sun of heaven … made the western welkin blush — Shakespeare> b :  the celestial abode of God or the gods :  heaven

  2. 2 :  the upper atmosphere



Examples of welkin

  1. <the movie has been so overhyped that one half expects its opening to be accompanied by the proverbial ringing of the welkin>



Origin of welkin

Middle English, literally, cloud, from Old English wolcen; akin to Old High German wolkan cloud


First Known Use: 12th century


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