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[haf-lahyt, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌlaɪt, ˈhɑf-/
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 of half-light
1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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


a dim light, as at dawn or dusk
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