Pronounced: GRIM-grih-buhr, noun
Notes: I don’t think I’ve ever run across this word
The word alpenglow refers to “the reddish, pinkish glow seen on mountains before sunrise, or after sunset
Our word came into English in the mid-1800s
Background / Comments
As I noted yesterday, many of us have not seen this word (in print), but may have seen it (in real life). The word comes from the German word Alpenglühen, a combination of Alpen (Alps) and glühen (to glow). Oddly enough, half of the German word was translation in the English.