follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

half-light

[haf-lahyt, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌlaɪt, ˈhɑf-/
noun
1.
light that is about half its customary brightness, or that is partially dimmed or obscured:
the half-light of early dawn; a room in half-light.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for half-light
  • The half-light of dawn had broken through the landing window.
  • Offshore, flotillas of icebergs drift silvery in the half-light-tangible evidence of the change.
  • And the weakness of the legal system means that companies operate in a confusing half-light.
  • And in the strange half-light, people react to the same events in opposite ways.
  • They blink in the half-light known to all true delis, where every morning is the same morning.
British Dictionary definitions for half-light

half-light

noun
1.
a dim light, as at dawn or dusk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for half-light

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for half

10
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with half-light