[sem-ee-dahrk-nis, sem-ahy-]


partial darkness.

Origin of semidarkness

First recorded in 1840–50; semi- + darkness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for semidarkness

Contemporary Examples of semidarkness

Historical Examples of semidarkness

  • Despite this evidence of a hasty toilet in semidarkness, he was not unprepossessing.

    Keziah Coffin

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • As far as they could see in the semidarkness, others were falling.

    The End of Time

    Wallace West

  • Without answering, the two were retreating into the semidarkness of the dining-room.

    Nan of Music Mountain

    Frank H. Spearman

  • He peered, in the semidarkness, at the battered door behind the bar.

    Nan of Music Mountain

    Frank H. Spearman

  • The place was in semidarkness, objects being but dimly discernible.

    The Yellow Claw

    Sax Rohmer