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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A reddish light seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.

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  • alpenglow can be caused by snow, moisture, or ice on mountain sides which receive the scattered red light from the setting Sun.
  • The volcano did not shine or sparkle in the false alpenglow.
  • Peach-colored alpenglow illuminated the great peaks, giving hint of the sun's impending presence.
  • The lower ranges were forested, as was the valley between, and there was a redmauve alpenglow on the great peak that rose from the head of the valley. for more
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