Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Invisible ultraviolet or infrared radiation. Black light causes fluorescent materials to emit visible light and is used to take pictures in the dark.

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  • n. Light bulb that emits ultraviolet light, usually used to create the illusion that anything white is glowing.

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Examples

  • He was aware of nothing but a vanishment of paradise, an optimism that had turned to dust and ash, a joy that had once shone brighter than the summer sun, but now had disappeared and melted in the black light and frigid heat of massacre and cumulative remorse.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  •     Ribbons of smoke and black light radiated out from

    Chainer's Torment

  •     Half-hypnotized by the black light and the triumphant crescendo of sound, Chainer had a vision of his future.

    Chainer's Torment

  • Familiar with horror as they were, the soldiers soon be - came loath to approach the screaming runesword as it shone with a peculiarly brilliant light-a black light that pierced the blackness itself.

    Stormbringer

  • On its next revolution the smoking cage made contact with the gargadon's massive head, and there was a flash of black light and an implosion so strong it sucked the leaves off the trees nearby.

    Chainer's Torment

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  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
    noun
    Date: 1927
    invisible ultraviolet light

    February 4, 2008