dim·​out ˈdim-ˌau̇t How to pronounce dimout (audio)
: a restriction limiting the use or showing of lights at night especially during the threat of an air raid
also : a condition of partial darkness produced by this restriction

Examples of dimout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1942 and 1943, the ball lowering was suspended due to the wartime dimout. CNN, 15 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dimout was in 1942

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“Dimout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimout. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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