skylight

[skahy-lahyt]
noun
1.
an opening in a roof or ceiling, fitted with glass, for admitting daylight.
2.
the frame set with glass fitted to such an opening.
3.
Meteorology. the diffuse light from the sky, scattered by air molecules, as distinguished from the direct radiation from the sun.

Origin:
1670–80; sky + light1

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skylight (ˈskaɪˌlaɪt)
 
n
Also called: fanlight a window placed in a roof or ceiling to admit daylight

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Word Origin & History

skylight
1679, "light from the sky," from sky + light (n.). Meaning "small opening in a roof to admit light" is recorded from 1690.
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Example sentences
Getting natural light into the room required going up through the attic to
  create a skylight.
In single-story homes or in top-floor bedrooms, a well-placed skylight can make
  all the difference.
Weak rays of sunshine filter through the skylight, illuminating student
  drawings and paintings on the walls.
The street, paved in red brick, runs beneath a steeply peaked skylight.
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