aeolight

noun

aeo·​light
ˈē-ə-ˌlīt
: a gas-discharge glow lamp which is used in optical sound recording and the luminous intensity of which can be varied by varying the terminal voltage

Word History

Etymology

perhaps from Greek aiolos quick-moving, glittering + English light

First Known Use

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aeolight was circa 1930

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“Aeolight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeolight. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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