sky·​light | \ ˈskī-ˌlīt How to pronounce skylight (audio) \

Definition of skylight

1 : the diffused and reflected light of the sky
2 : an opening in a house roof or ship's deck that is covered with translucent or transparent material and that is designed to admit light

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Inside, features include an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, skylights and three fireplaces. Jack Flemming,, "Hot Property: Rocker Lindsey Buckingham takes a bow in Brentwood," 13 July 2019 But the addition accommodates an enormous new kitchen with skylights and an open-fire hearth that allows the staff to experiment with the menu (which starts at $325 per person). Mary Beth Albright,, "How a world-class chef blossomed in Napa Valley: The French Laundry turns 25," 5 July 2019 In the main room, framed by a glassed-in kitchen manned by chefs in white, an enormous skylight pulls in and diffuses the Southern California rays. Bill Addison,, "Is Spago relevant? Our critic talks through three (very different) recent meals," 27 June 2019 In June, dawn breaks in Edam as early as 4 am, but the couple are doing fine in their glass-cube bedroom, says Mr. Hartong, who says lowering the back blinds and covering skylights grants them enough darkness to sleep undisturbed. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "Old Intersects With New in This Former Dutch Church," 19 June 2019 For your accommodations, rooms range from suites to skylight rooms, with each room featuring unique flourishes and decor. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "This 115-Year-Old East Nashville Church Just Reopened as a Boutique Hotel," 7 June 2019 The Velux Cabrio Balcony can be added to any skylight, opening it into a spot for lounging al fresco. Tainaya Nash, House Beautiful, "You Can Now Turn Your Window into a Balcony," 14 June 2019 Renovations on that center were compete by the summer of 2013, featuring Greek-style columns, exposed wooden beams, skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows. Yvonne Wenger,, "Baltimore's $2.9 billion budget would reopen all city rec centers on Saturdays," 11 June 2019 Along with the brick and skylights, McMurry loves the home’s open floorplan, which complements the natural light. azcentral, "61-year-old Scottsdale ranch home gets one more upgrade – a new backyard. Take a look," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of skylight

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of skylight

: a window in the roof of a house or on a ship's deck


sky·​light | \ ˈskī-ˌlīt How to pronounce skylight (audio) \

Kids Definition of skylight

: a window or group of windows in a roof or ceiling

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