ray·​less ˈrā-ləs How to pronounce rayless (audio)
: having, admitting, or emitting no rays
especially : dark
raylessness noun

Examples of rayless in a Sentence

the strange creatures that lurk in the rayless depths of the sea

Word History

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rayless was in 1727

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Cite this Entry

“Rayless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rayless. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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