Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The soft, subdued light seen at dusk or dawn or in dimly lit interiors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a grayish light (as at dawn or dusk or in dim interiors).

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  • noun The soft, greyish light characteristic of dawn or dusk

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a greyish light (as at dawn or dusk or in dim interiors)

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Examples

  • I stood in the half-light of the glowing canopy of stars, mesmerized.

    Night and the spell that gave me peace

  • I could only think of the wretched cows swaying along in queasy, jolting half-light, then suddenly a lurch and a terrific violence as the world turned upside down.

    Bird Cloud

  • I stood in the half-light of the glowing canopy of stars, mesmerized.

    Night and the spell that gave me peace

  • If you've ever woken up in a state of fear and dread in the half-light hour before sunrise, then you know what depression is.

    Andrew Solomon - An interview with author

  • I could only think of the wretched cows swaying along in queasy, jolting half-light, then suddenly a lurch and a terrific violence as the world turned upside down.

    Bird Cloud

  • She stood in front of me in the half-light of the bedroom.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

  • I tiptoed back to my rooms in the misty half-light and prepared for bed as the town began to stir.

    Exit the Actress

  • I could only think of the wretched cows swaying along in queasy, jolting half-light, then suddenly a lurch and a terrific violence as the world turned upside down.

    Bird Cloud

  • We lay there in the half-light and the quiet, breathing.

    Shortcut Man

  • He smiled, and though his eyes had been replaced long ago by visual sensors that glowed dimly red in the half-light, I imagined that I could yet detect a spark of that charismatic man who had won the hearts of thousands even as he brought about their destruction.

    lo, a fic. « Love | Peace | Ohana

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