semidarkness


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sem·i·dark·ness

 (sĕm′ē-därk′nĭs, sĕm′ī-)
n.
Partial darkness.

sem•i•dark•ness

(ˌsɛm iˈdɑrk nɪs, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

n.
partial darkness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semidarkness - partial darkness
dark, darkness - absence of light or illumination
cloudiness, overcast - gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
shade, shadiness, shadowiness - relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"
dimness, duskiness - the state of being poorly illuminated
gloom, somberness, sombreness - a state of partial or total darkness; "he struck a match to dispel the gloom"
obscureness, obscurity - the state of being indistinct or indefinite for lack of adequate illumination
Translations

semidarkness

[ˌsɛmɪˈdɑknɪs] nsemioscurità
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The men rapidly picked out their horses in the semidarkness, tightened their saddle girths, and formed companies.
Then Tarzan and Abdul stepped into the semidarkness of the court.
And in that semidarkness I remembered that same day, 76 years ago.
As we walk across the island in semidarkness, gloomy pandanus trees appear to be lifting their sinewy roots to join us and flitting bats are in a rush to reach home.
Windows in winter quite often had frost inside the panes as well as out, and that made a strange semidarkness on being wakened by the mill buzzers and then the clattering of clogs.
Light intensity was kept relatively low by lighting only the front half of the mesocosm and leaving the back in semidarkness, thereby providing a refuge for the crabs and reducing physiological and behavioral stress from overexposure to light.
PHILIPPE PARRENO (TATE MODERN, LONDON; CURATED BY ANDREA LISSONI WITH VASSIUS OIKONOMOPOULOS) Parreno has turned the Turbine Hall into a mesmerizing machine producing light, sound, cinematic effects, and choreography: Inflated fish float in the air, huge planes reminiscent of Russian Constructivism ascend and descend inscrutably in the semidarkness, and a flickering apparatus seems to send out signals that trigger reactions throughout the entire museum.
the Visitors will have the opportunity to "meet" the mine's owner and founder John Whitehead Greaves, and some of the men and boys who spent up to 12 hours a day, six at modern days a week, working underground in semidarkness.
Ground fog clings to the jungle floor and in the semidarkness your eyes strain to detect any movement.
I gathered my things in the semidarkness and headed to my tent.
They were refined in the semidarkness, reading glasses perched on the end of his nose, a bedside cabinet groaning under the weight of books he knew he could learn from.