[af-ter-lahyt, ahf-]


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

Nearby words

  1. afterhearing,
  2. afterheat,
  3. afterimage,
  4. afterimpression,
  5. afterlife,
  6. afterload,
  7. aftermarket,
  8. aftermath,
  9. aftermost,
  10. afternoon

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

  • 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