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cold light

noun
1.
light emitted by a source that is not incandescent, as from a firefly.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • None of them have stood up to examination in the cold light of day.
  • In a cold light, the plot itself seems less than ingenious, unfortunately.
British Dictionary definitions for cold light

cold light

noun
1.
light emitted at low temperatures from a source that is not incandescent, such as fluorescence, phosphorescence, bioluminescence, or triboluminescence
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