[af-ter-lahyt, ahf-]


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

Origin of afterlight

First recorded in 1890–95; after + light1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for afterlight

Historical Examples of 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.

  • My conduct, as well as yours, when we look at it calmly in an afterlight, was quite extraordinary.

    Castle Craneycrow

    George Barr McCutcheon