Dictionary.com Word of the Day: Alpenglow

1 Nov

alpenglow \AL-puhn-gloh\, noun:
A reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.


In the soft alpenglow, we watch copper turn pink on the peaks above.
–Brian Payton, “A river of dreams,” Boston Globe, July 25, 1999

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, “Fighting For Yosemite’s Future,” Time, January 14, 1991

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