[ skahy-lahyt ]
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  1. an opening in a roof or ceiling, fitted with glass, for admitting daylight.

  2. the frame set with glass fitted to such an opening.

  1. Meteorology. the diffuse light from the sky, scattered by air molecules, as distinguished from the direct radiation from the sun.

Origin of skylight

First recorded in 1670–80; sky + light1

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

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British Dictionary definitions for skylight


/ (ˈskaɪˌlaɪt) /

  1. a window placed in a roof or ceiling to admit daylight: Also called: fanlight

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