2. Sensation; special sensation; light; light in general


[Antonyms: darkness.]

[Nouns] light, ray, beam, stream, gleam, streak, pencil; sunbeam, moonbeam; aurora.

day; sunshine; light of day, light of heaven; sun (luminary) [more] light; daylight, broad daylight, noontide light; noontide, noonday.

glow; glimmering; glint; play of light, flood of light; phosphorescence, lambent flame.

flush, halo, glory, nimbus, aureola.

spark, scintilla; facula; sparkling; emication, scintillation, flash, blaze, coruscation, fulguration; flame (fire) [more]; lightning, levin, ignis fatuus, (luminary) [more].

luster, sheen, shimmer, reflexion, reflection; gloss, tinsel, spangle, brightness, brilliancy, splendor; effulgence, refulgence; fulgor, fulgidity; dazzlement, resplendence, transplendency; luminousness; luminosity; lucidity; renitency, nitency; radiance, radiation; irradiation, illumination.

actinic rays, actinism; Roentgen-ray, X-ray; photography, heliography; photometer [more].

[Science of light] optics; photology, photometry; dioptrics, catoptrics.

[Distribution of light] chiaroscuro, clairobscur, clear obscure, breadth, light and shade, black and white, tonality.

reflection, refraction, dispersion; refractivity.

[Verbs] shine, glow, glitter; glister, glisten; twinkle, gleam; flare, flare up; glare, beam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, sparkle, scintillate, coruscate, flash, blaze; be bright; reflect light, daze, dazzle, bedazzle, radiate, shoot out beams; fulgurate.

clear up, brighten.

lighten, enlighten; levin; light, light up; irradiate, shine upon; give out a light, hang out a light; cast light upon, cast light in, throw light upon, throw light in, shed light upon, shed luster upon; illume, illumine, illuminate; relume, strike a light; kindle (set fire to) [more].

[Adjectives] shining; luminous, luminiferous; lucid, lucent, luculent, lucific, luciferous; light, lightsome; bright, vivid, splendent, nitid, lustrous, shiny, beamy, scintillant, radiant, lambent; sheen, sheeny; glossy, burnished, glassy, sunny, orient, meridian; noonday, tide; cloudless, clear; unclouded, unobscured.

gairish, garish; resplendent, transplendent; refulgent, effulgent; fulgid, fulgent; relucent, splendid, blazing, in a blaze, ablaze, rutilant, meteoric, phosphorescent; aglow. bright as silver; light as day, bright as day, light as noonday, bright as noonday, bright as the sun at noonday.

actinic; photogenic, photographic; heliographic; heliophagous.

[Phrases] "a day for gods to stoop and men to soar" [Tennyson]; "dark with excessive bright" [Milton].

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