- lacking rays or raylike parts.
- unlit, dark, or gloomy: a rayless cave.
Origin of rayless
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Examples from the Web for rayless
They all stood at the windows looking out into the rayless night.Henry IV, Makers of History
John S. C. Abbott
Darkness hemmed him in, in rayless and triumphant obscurity.Under the Witches' Moon
That morning there had broken over her a storm of rayless despair.Arundel
Edward Frederic Benson
Far down into the dim, waveless, rayless depths, Mona has gone.A Veldt Official
Never before had all glint of hope been lost in rayless blackness.Under Handicap
- dark; gloomy
- lacking raysa rayless flower
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