alpenglow
noun Etymology: part translation of German Alpenglühen, from Alpen Alps + Glühen glow Date: 1871 a reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains

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  • Alpenglow — (from German: Alpenglühen ) is an optical phenomenon. When the Sun is just below the horizon, a horizontal red glowing band can sometimes be observed on the opposite horizon. Alpenglow is easiest to observe when mountains are illuminated but can… …   Wikipedia

  • Alpenglow — Al pen*glow , n. A reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains; specif., a reillumination sometimes observed after the summits have passed into shadow, supposed to be due to a curving downward (refraction) of the light… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alpenglow — [al′pən glō΄] n. [partial transl. of Ger alpenglühen < alpen, of the Alps + glühen, GLOW] a reddish glow seen on mountain tops before sunrise or after sunset …   English World dictionary

  • alpenglow — /al peuhn gloh /, n. a reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset. [1870 75; < G Alpenglühen, with GLOW r. G glühen] * * * …   Universalium

  • alpenglow — noun A rosy or reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains, especially snow covered mountains …   Wiktionary

  • alpenglow — al·pen·glow || ælpÉ™ngləʊ n. reddish glow seen on mountaintops before sunrise or after sunset …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alpenglow — [ alpəngləʊ] noun the rosy light of the setting or rising sun seen on high mountains. Origin C19: a partial translation of Ger. Alpenglühen, lit. Alp glow …   English new terms dictionary

  • alpenglow — al·pen·glow …   English syllables

  • alpenglow — al•pen•glow [[t]ˈæl pənˌgloʊ[/t]] n. mer a reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset • Etymology: 1870–75; < G Alpenglühen, =Alpen Alps with glow r. G Glühen …   From formal English to slang

  • alpenglow — /ˈælpəngloʊ/ (say alpuhngloh) noun a reddish glow often seen on the summits of snow covered mountains before sunrise and after sunset. {translation of German Alpenglühen} …   Australian English dictionary

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