black light


Definition of black light

1 : invisible ultraviolet light
2 : a lamp that radiates black light

Examples of black light in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Carver Public Library is hosting a black light glow party on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the large meeting room at 2 Meadowbrook Way. Stefania Lugliand Meghan Sorensen,, "Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrating a 100-year-old theater," 8 Jan. 2020 An interesting way to learn about the critters, which glow under black lights, is to go on scorpion hunts in Southwest states like Arizona and New Mexico. Peter Prengaman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘I’ve got one!’ Hunting neon scorpions in the Arizona desert," 19 Sep. 2019 The boxes look like regular ones but reveal a message under black light. Leada Gore |, al, "Halloween 2019: Scare up the best deals, discounts, freebies on doughnuts, pizza, more," 31 Oct. 2019 Yet for those fearing that a decent team still doesn’t know the route to become great can easily run a black light over the first five games and find a long list of flaws and reasons for distress. Dan Wiederer,, "‘It’s time to start looking in the mirror’. But what will Matt Nagy’s Bears team see after the comeback win that wasn’t?," 6 Oct. 2019 The device stamps a small image of a hand that can be seen under a black light. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Anti-groper device for Japanese commuters sells out in minutes," 28 Aug. 2019 But incorporated into it is invisible ink that under black light reveals a security camera, a spaceship, and also the Night King from Game of Thrones. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "You Need a Black Light to See the Details in This Wild, Invisible Ink Wallpaper," 23 Aug. 2019 In a partitioned room behind the woman, two men smoked and played cards on a wooden dining table, lit only by black light and a slowly rotating disco ball. Sean Williams, Harper's magazine, "The Black Axe," 19 Aug. 2019 The first Saturday of every month is the popular Pig Dance (Aug. 3 was the 132nd edition) and the second Saturday is Underground Invasion where the bar is festooned with black lights and graffiti decor. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "SummerTimeOut: Ramrod is a Gothic getaway for gay men," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of black light

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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31 Jan 2020

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“Black light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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