semi·​dark·​ness | \ ˌse-mē-ˈdärk-nəs How to pronounce semidarkness (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semidarkness

: partial darkness

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Examples of semidarkness in a Sentence

fumbling around in the semidarkness
Recent Examples on the Web Hong establishes feelings of isolation from the very first shot, an image of an empty room in semidarkness that becomes a visual motif in the film. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Hong Sang-soo and Kim Min-hee's real-life affair yields a trio of films about infidelity," 12 July 2018 In other areas, bored passengers waited in long lines or simply sprawled out on the slick airport floor, waiting in the semidarkness. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, "‘No excuse’: Atlanta airport power outage strands travelers in darkness for nearly 11 hours," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of semidarkness

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Semidarkness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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