afterlight

[ af-ter-lahyt, ahf- ]
/ ˈæf tərˌlaɪt, ˈɑf- /

noun

the light visible in the sky after sunset; afterglow.
a view of past events; retrospect.

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Origin of afterlight

First recorded in 1890–95; after + light1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for afterlight

  • But it was evening now and the valley beneath us was brimmed up with the glow of the afterlight.

    The Golden Road|Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Alppain had set, but the whole northern sky was plunged into the minor key by its afterlight.

    A Voyage to Arcturus|David Lindsay
  • My conduct, as well as yours, when we look at it calmly in an afterlight, was quite extraordinary.

    Castle Craneycrow|George Barr McCutcheon