earthlight

[ urth-lahyt ]
/ ˈɜrθˌlaɪt /
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noun Astronomy.


Nearby words

  1. eartha,
  2. earthborn,
  3. earthbound,
  4. earthen,
  5. earthenware,
  6. earthling,
  7. earthly,
  8. earthman,
  9. earthmover,
  10. earthmoving

Origin of earthlight

First recorded in 1825–35; earth + light1

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British Dictionary definitions for earthlight

earthlight

/ (ˈɜːθˌlaɪt) /

noun

another name for earthshine
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Word Origin and History for earthlight

earthlight

n.

1833, from earth + light (n.). Apparently coined by British astronomer John Herschel.

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