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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Stuck up into that unworldly sky was the cone of Mount Adams, and the alpenglow was upon it. Sari Botton, Longreads, "The Sun Was Going and the World Was Wrong," 17 Aug. 2017 Stuck up into that unworldly sky was the cone of Mount Adams, and the alpenglow was upon it. Sari Botton, Longreads, "The Sun Was Going and the World Was Wrong," 17 Aug. 2017 Stuck up into that unworldly sky was the cone of Mount Adams, and the alpenglow was upon it. Annie Dillard, The Atlantic, "Annie Dillard's Classic Essay: 'Total Eclipse'," 20 Mar. 2015 There lay Penny Royal Glacier, cloaked in a dusky late-night alpenglow. Vicky Ho, Alaska Dispatch News, "Start your Bomber hike early, or be willing to face the consequences," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of alpenglow

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alpenglow

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

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