night-light

[nahyt-lahyt]
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noun

a usually dim light kept burning at night, as in a child's bedroom.

Nearby words

  1. night watch, the,
  2. night watchman,
  3. night-blind,
  4. night-blooming cereus,
  5. night-hawk,
  6. night-long,
  7. night-night,
  8. night-owl,
  9. night-sky light,
  10. night-time

Origin of night-light

First recorded in 1640–50

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British Dictionary definitions for night-light

night-light

noun

a dim light burning at night, esp for children
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Word Origin and History for night-light

night-light

n.

1640s, "faint light visible in the sky at night," from night + light (n.). As "small light used in rooms at night to keep them from total darkness" from 1851.

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