Definition of Half-light

1. Noun. A greyish light (as at dawn or dusk or in dim interiors).




Definition of Half-light

1. Noun. The soft, greyish light characteristic of dawn or dusk ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Half-light

half-holiday
half-hour
half-hourlong
half-hourly
half-inch
half-inched
half-inches
half-inching
half-inferior
half-integer
half-integers
half-intensity
half-jacket
half-length
half-life
half-light (current term)
half-line
half-lives
half-long vowel
half-mast
half-measure
half-metal
half-metallic
half-monthly
half-moon
half-moons
half-naked
half-nephew
half-niece
half-noble

Literary usage of Half-light

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1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1904)
"5 volumes, large mmo, silk ribbed cloth, gilt tops- 5 on Half light calf, gilt bujes, gilt tops, hand finished ю oo> Complete Works of Edgar Allan ..."

2. The Dial edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1883)
"12mo, half light calf, marbled edges, sold iu sets only, $1R. Goethes Works. THE PEOPLE'S EDITION. Edited from the best English translations by the Kev. ..."

3. The Dial edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1904)
"Half light calf, gilt backs, gilt topa, hand finished, 10.00. Macaulay's Essays Complete edition of the critical, historical and miscellaneous essays of ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"He proceeds gradually from dark to half-dark, from half-dark to middle- tint, from middle-tint to half-light, and from half-light to light He has nothing to ..."

5. Malayan Monochromes by Hugh Charles Clifford (1913)
"XII IN THE half-light " Of old, unhappy, far-off things, And battles long ago." I HAD come from afar. On the preceding evening I had made one of a large ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... from middle-tint to half-light, and from half-light to light He has nothing to do with line, but thinks entirely of masses relieved from each other by ..."

7. Practical hints on light and shade in painting by John Burnet (1880)
"If the extreme dark is placed upon the middle tint, it will by contrast render it more in union with the half light ; if it be placed on the half dark, ..."

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