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

Examples of skylight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Daly City City Hall, a crew of election workers at four tables greeted a steady stream of voters beneath the octagonal skylight in the lobby. Michael Cabanatuan,, "Voters hit the polls around Bay Area on Super Tuesday," 3 Mar. 2020 The firm added a freight elevator and replaced the original skylights with adjustable light fixtures that emulate natural daylight. Lauren Messman, New York Times, "Seattle Asian Art Museum to Reopen After $56 Million Renovation," 3 Feb. 2020 Original indoor pool dehumidification equipment, known as a PoolPak, will be replaced, as will the skylights. Beth Mlady, cleveland, "Middleburg Heights 2020 operating budget targets capital improvements," 3 Dec. 2019 Natural light floods rooms through large windows and skylights. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: This $409K Carmel home has a winter-perfect fire pit and backyard," 22 Nov. 2019 Upstairs, skylights brighten up the master bedroom and full bath across the hall., "29 WALTON STREET #3 / DORCHESTER," 2 Nov. 2019 The apartment was also configured to have an open, loft-like flow with lots of light from the oversize windows and skylights and ready access to the six irrigated and landscaped terraces. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "A SoHo Triplex on the Market for $65 Million," 14 June 2018 And be sure to take a photo on the steps of the beautiful building, with light streaming in from the skylights overhead. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "10 date ideas perfect for Cleveland’s winter season," 27 Jan. 2020 Worst-case scenarios’ Brazos took a step backward on top of the roof to get a running start but tripped and fell onto the glass skylight of the patio cover. Dave Fanucchi, Houston Chronicle, "After major brain injury, Cypress Creek’s Brazos Gadler playing fearlessly," 7 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of skylight

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of skylight was in 1632

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27 Mar 2020

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“Skylight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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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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