Alpenglow meaning

ălpən-glō
A rosy glow that suffuses snow-covered mountain peaks at dawn or dusk on a clear day.
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A reddish glow seen on mountain tops before sunrise or after sunset.
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A rosy or reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains, especially snow-covered mountains.
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Origin of alpenglow

  • Partial translation of German Alpenglühen Alpen , Alps glühen to glow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A calque of German Alpenglühen, from Alpen (“Alps”) + glühen (“to glow”).

    From Wiktionary