lightless

adjective
light·​less | \ ˈlīt-ləs How to pronounce lightless (audio) \

Definition of lightless

1 : receiving no light : dark
2 : giving no light

Examples of lightless in a Sentence

wondered what might be lurking in the lightless corners of the basement
Recent Examples on the Web Who knew that wriggling through underwater crevices could be pleasurable, that floating in lightless pockets of rock could be Zen? Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2021 Toward the end of those years, the Viking and his closest lieutenants were cast into a lightless dungeon, yet nonetheless managed to break out, kidnap the emperor’s mistress and commandeer two galleys. Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2021 The baby fish return to the lightless deep before sunrise. Erik Olsen New York Times, Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 The baby fish return to the lightless deep before sunrise. Erik Olsen New York Times, Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 The baby fish return to the lightless deep before sunrise. Erik Olsen New York Times, Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 The baby fish return to the lightless deep before sunrise. Erik Olsen New York Times, Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 Her father should know, having spent decades hunched over an oak desk in a shipping company’s lightless front room along with a dozen other sallow men. The Editors, Curbed, 26 Apr. 2021 The baby fish return to the lightless deep before sunrise. Erik Olsen New York Times, Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of lightless

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

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“Lightless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lightless. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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