Examples of brightness in a Sentence
the brightness of the sunshine made me squint after an afternoon spent in a darkened movie theater
Recent Examples of brightness from the Web
Both pick up the brightness of the lime zest in the coriander dressing that is part of the dish.
There are some tours in New Zealand, Merritt tells me, where guides will deliberately hit the water or cave walls with an inflated inner tube; in response, the field of living stars will double in brightness.
In addition, a 2016 paper determined that its brightness decreased by 3 percent from 2009 to 2013.
For example, a planet with abundant surface water might form around a star that, in its early years, surges in brightness, perhaps heating the young planet enough to boil off its oceans.
If work keeps you on your laptop or your phone right up until bed, Dobrosielski suggests switching the device to night mode and lowering the brightness.
Shara could see the same star going through dwarf-nova outbursts (those moments of flickering brightness) in 1934, 1935 and 1942.
Organic elements swim together to create a solid, heavy mood, and those Aussie-ish flourishes bring a brightness that shines sunrays into the room.
So, for optimal photography, there is a fine weather balance required of a cloudless, or mostly cloudless sky, with just a touch of haze and humidity in the air to tone down the brightness of the sun.
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First Known Use of brightness
before 12th century
Synonymsbrilliance, brilliancy, candor, dazzle, effulgence, illumination, lambency, lightness, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, luster (or lustre), lustrousness, radiance, refulgence, splendor
Antonymsblackness, dark, darkness, dullness (also dulness), duskiness
Related Wordsblaze, flare, flash, flicker, light; fluorescence, incandescence, luminescence; burnish, gloss, polish, sheen, shine, shininess; fire, flame, glare, glow; flash, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, scintillation, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle
Near Antonymsdimness, gloominess, somberness; cloudiness, haziness, murkiness, obscureness, obscurity; colorlessness, grayness, lackluster, paleness, shadiness, shadowiness
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