Very lights

[ ver-ee ]

plural noun
  1. a variety of colored signal flares, fired from a special pistol (Very pistol ).

Origin of Very lights

1910–15; after E. W. Very (1847–1907), U.S. inventor

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

How to use Very lights in a sentence

  • Very lights were fired by the enemy continually, illuminating the whole country-side and making the work more hazardous than ever.

  • How weak she was when she turned the knob and entered––the Very lights seemed dancing around her.

    Daisy Brooks | Laura Jean Libbey
  • As it gets darker, the flashes of the guns and the Very lights' solemn brilliance illuminate the whole show like a map.

    Letters to Helen | Keith Henderson
  • Her eyes, her eyes were the Very lights of love, carrying passionate kisses on their beams.

    Orientations | William Somerset Maugham
  • The Very lights burned deprecatingly, illuminating beauties upon which no eye gazed and for which no heart beat.

    The Sword of Damocles | Anna Katharine Green