half-light


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half-light

(hăf′līt′, häf′-)
n.
The soft, subdued light seen at dusk or dawn or in dimly lit interiors.

half-light

n
a dim light, as at dawn or dusk

half′-light`



n.
light that is about half its customary brightness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.half-light - a greyish light (as at dawn or dusk or in dim interiors)
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
Translations

half-light

[ˈhɑːflaɪt] Npenumbra f

half-light

[ˌhɑːfˈlaɪt] nsemioscurità
References in classic literature ?
The floor was of tesselated marble, smooth as glass, and from the walls strange shapes loomed out, woven into huge portieres in rich, harmonious colors, or gleaming from paintings, wonderful and mysterious-looking in the half-light, purple and red and golden, like sunset glimmers in a shadowy forest.
The Nautilus did not remain motionless, but skirted the coast, advancing ten miles more to the south in the half-light left by the sun as it skirted the edge of the horizon.
The moon was setting, and the dying moonlight and the first pallor of dawn were mingled in a ghastly half-light.
On the fourteenth day I went into the kitchen, and I was surprised to find that the fronds of the red weed had grown right across the hole in the wall, turning the half-light of the place into a crimson-coloured obscurity.
The whole expanse Suddenly in the half-light of the dusk Glimmered and waned.
The person whose mysterious arrival had attracted the attention of Franz stood in a kind of half-light, that rendered it impossible to distinguish his features, although his dress was easily made out.
Here I come, expecting to find a good sensible girl who had seen at last the vanity of all those things; half-light in the rooms; surrounded by the works of her favourite poets, and all that sort of thing.
At this moment a soft half-light pervaded the studio; but a parting ray of the evening sunlight suddenly illuminated the spot where the soldier sat, so that his noble, blanched face, his black hair, and his clothes were bathed in its glow.
A moment later the tawny figure of Sheeta slunk out into the half-light of the beach.
In the half-light he looked about at the stalls and boxes and smiled a little consciously, recalling with amusement Sir Harry's judicial frown.
A half-light broke through the network of boughs above them, flinging the ghost of a net about their feet; for they were mounting again to the faint luminosity of the naked night.
That was, in brief, the chief sensation I received from that face in the dim half-light in which I saw it.