noun Date: 1849 partial darkness

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • semidarkness — [sem΄idärk′nəs] n. partial darkness …   English World dictionary

  • semidarkness — /sem ee dahrk nis, sem uy /, n. partial darkness. [1840 50; SEMI + DARKNESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • semidarkness — noun Partial or near darkness, dimness, twilight. See Also: semidark …   Wiktionary

  • semidarkness — n. partial dimness; obscurity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semidarkness — semi·darkness …   English syllables

  • semidarkness — sem•i•dark•ness [[t]ˌsɛm iˈdɑrk nɪs, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] n. cvb partial darkness …   From formal English to slang

  • semidarkness — noun partial darkness • Derivationally related forms: ↑semidark • Hypernyms: ↑dark, ↑darkness • Hyponyms: ↑cloudiness, ↑overcast, ↑shade, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nuclear winter — the general devastation of life, along with worldwide darkness and extreme cold, that some scientists believe would result from a global dust cloud screening out sunlight following large scale nuclear detonations. [1980 85] * * * Environmental… …   Universalium

  • cloudiness — noun 1. the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds • Syn: ↑cloud cover, ↑overcast • Derivationally related forms: ↑overcast (for: ↑overcast), ↑cloudy • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Belgian endive — noun Date: 1931 the developing crown of chicory when blanched for use as a vegetable or in salads by growing in darkness or semidarkness called also endive, witloof …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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