[ af-ter-lahyt, ahf- ]
See synonyms for afterlight on
  1. the light visible in the sky after sunset; afterglow.

  2. a view of past events; retrospect.

Origin of afterlight

First recorded in 1890–95; after + light1

Words Nearby afterlight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use afterlight in a sentence

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

    Castle Craneycrow | George Barr McCutcheon
  • The deodars sank waist deep into filmy shadow, and the yellow afterlight lay silently among the branches.

    The Pool in the Desert | Sara Jeanette Duncan
  • The sun had set some time since, but the landscape was still clear in the mellow afterlight.

    Anne Of Green Gables | Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • 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