light·​ing ˈlī-tiŋ How to pronounce lighting (audio)
: an artificial supply of light or the apparatus providing it

Examples of lighting in a Sentence

He prefers natural lighting for his photography. The lighting wasn't bright enough. The street lighting was so dim I got lost. There was a problem with the lighting. a company that sells lighting equipment He's in charge of the lighting for the show.
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of lighting was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Lighting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: supply of light : illumination
: artificial light (as for a play) or the apparatus providing it
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