alpenglow

noun al·pen·glow \ ˈal-pən-ˌglō \

Definition of alpenglow

: a reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains

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Origin and Etymology of alpenglow

partial translation of German Alpenglühen, from Alpen Alps + Glühen glow


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