down·​light | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌlīt How to pronounce downlight (audio) \

Definition of downlight

: a small spotlight set in a ceiling and directed downward

Examples of downlight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though bright downlights can make cleanup easier, Mr. Kligerman adamantly prescribes mellow lighting during meals. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "Goodbye, Showy Chandeliers. Hello, Low-Key Lighting That Transforms Rooms," 25 Jan. 2019 This simple form can be modified to produce three varieties of light, a golden glow from the middle, an uplight and a downlight. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "David Rockwell," 5 May 2016

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First Known Use of downlight

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Downlight.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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