Definition of welkin in English:

welkin

Pronunciation /ˈwelkən/ /ˈwɛlkən/

noun

literary
  • The sky or heaven.

Phrases

    make the welkin ring
    literary
    • Make a very loud sound.

      ‘the crew made the welkin ring with its hurrahs’
      • ‘A large crowd was on the piers to witness her departure, and they made the welkin ring with their cheers.’
      • ‘Mark and his companions made the welkin ring with their shouts at the old man's answer.’
      • ‘For almost two hours, dignified doctors made the welkin ring with catcalls, boos, and cries of ‘Sit down!’’
      • ‘After the compromise was agreed to, the honest patriots of the country made the welkin ring with rejoicings, under the belief that it implied non-intervention in its broadest sense.’

Origin

Old English wolcen ‘cloud, sky’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch wolk and German Wolke.