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[mass noun] The rosy light of the setting or rising sun seen on high mountains:‘the red granite flickered warmly in the evening alpenglow’
- ‘From the roadside vantage points we had stunning views of McKinley's commanding summit bathed in alpenglow and reflected in Wonder Lake.’
- ‘Nearing dusk, we put on skins and climbed back up to the lodge, whose beaconing lights looked like a Christmas card with alpenglow highlighting the surrounding mountains.’
- ‘Sinking behind nearby Mount St. Helens, the sun ignited Mount Hood in fiery red alpenglow.’
- ‘Ride the gondola to a log lodge on the top of Winter Park Mountain and watch the alpenglow wash over the granite tops of the Indian Peaks, turning the clouds orange and pink.’
- ‘The coldness of the colors is given an unusual strength in this photograph by the presence of the vibrant alpenglow: The cold and warm colors intensify each other.’
Late 19th century: a partial translation of German Alpenglühen, literally Alp glow.
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