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Pronounce Light as L IY G HH T.

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  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of light: | lɪɡht |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of light: | lɪɡht |

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Meanings for light

to set something on fire

light, visible light, visible radiation(noun)

(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation

"the light was filtered through a soft glass window"

light, light source(noun)

any device serving as a source of illumination

"he stopped the car and turned off the lights"


a particular perspective or aspect of a situation

"although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"

luminosity, brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminousness, light(noun)

the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light

"its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"


an illuminated area

"he stepped into the light"

light, illumination(noun)

a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination

"follow God's light"

light, lightness(noun)

the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures

"he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"


a person regarded very fondly

"the light of my life"

light, lighting(noun)

having abundant light or illumination

"they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good"


mental understanding as an enlightening experience

"he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"

sparkle, twinkle, spark, light(noun)

merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

"he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"


public awareness

"it brought the scandal to light"

Inner Light, Light, Light Within, Christ Within(noun)

a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul


a visual warning signal

"they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"

lighter, light, igniter, ignitor(adj)

a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

"do you have a light?"


of comparatively little physical weight or density

"a light load"; "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"

light, light-colored(adj)

(used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent

"light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"


of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment

"light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons"


not great in degree or quantity or number

"a light sentence"; "a light accent"; "casualties were light"; "light snow was falling"; "light misty rain"; "light smoke from the chimney"


psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles

"a light heart"


characterized by or emitting light

"a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"

unaccented, light, weak(adj)

(used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress

"a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable"


easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned

"a light diet"


(used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency

"light soil"

clean, clear, light, unclouded(adj)

(of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims

"efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"

light, lightsome, tripping(adj)

moving easily and quickly; nimble

"the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"


demanding little effort; not burdensome

"light housework"; "light exercise"


of little intensity or power or force

"the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"


(physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average

"light water is ordinary water"

faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded(adj)

weak and likely to lose consciousness

"suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep"


very thin and insubstantial

"thin paper"; "light summer dresses"

abstemious, light(a)(adj)

marked by temperance in indulgence

"abstemious with the use of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"

light, scant(p), short(adj)

less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

"a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"


having little importance

"losing his job was no light matter"


intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound

"light verse"; "a light comedy"

idle, light(adj)

silly or trivial

"idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"


designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight

"light aircraft"; "a light truck"

light, lite, low-cal, calorie-free(adj)

having relatively few calories

"diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"

light, wakeful(adj)

(of sleep) easily disturbed

"in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"

easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton(verb)

casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

"her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"

light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminate(verb)

make lighter or brighter

"This lamp lightens the room a bit"

light up, fire up, light(verb)

begin to smoke

"After the meal, some of the diners lit up"

alight, light, perch(verb)

to come to rest, settle

"Misfortune lighted upon him"

ignite, light(verb)

cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

"Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"

fall, light(verb)

fall to somebody by assignment or lot

"The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"

unhorse, dismount, light, get off, get down(adverb)

alight from (a horse)

lightly, light(adverb)

with few burdens

"experienced travellers travel light"

the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible

he read poetry to her by the light of the moon

something that provides illumination

turn off the light when you go to bed

a person who is widely known and usually much talked about

a leading light in the acting profession

the first appearance of light in the morning or the time of its appearance

with the coming of light we could see all the damage that the storm had caused

having little weight

the suitcase was as light as a feather after all the clothes were removed

involving minimal difficulty or effort

a little light work was all it took to straighten up the room

less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable

traffic on the highway seems to be very light today

moving easily

the dancer was exceptionally light on her feet

not harsh or stern especially in nature or effect

light punishment to fit a minor offense

resembling air in lightness

the waves had an especially light foam at their crests because of the strong breeze

filled with much light

the light, airy room is exceptionally cheerful

lacking intensity of color

we painted the walls a light blue

of light complexion

her light skin tends to freckle easily in the sun

to set (something) on fire

we lit the kindling before adding the heavier logs

to supply with light

the lights from the TV cameras will light this room as though it were high noon

to come to rest after descending from the air

the bird lit on the branch and began to sing

to come down from something (as a vehicle)

he hurriedly lighted from the bus and started walking up the street

Example Sentences of light

I ate a light lunch.

I had a light lunch.

I like light colors.

I have a slight cold.

I have a slight fever.

I have a flight to catch.

I have a slight headache.

I painted the roof light blue.

It seems I have a slight cold.

My overcoat is light but warm.

Synonyms for light

illumination igniter lighting lightness sparkle light source brightness level spark brightness luminosity lighter visible radiation luminousness luminance ignitor twinkle visible light cleverness smartness miniature clarification elucidation illuminance high spirits elation agility legerity lightsomeness weightlessness nimbleness ignition firing kindling inflammation arc coruscation sparkling flicker discharge electric arc glister glitter scintillation glint glisten electric discharge barge flatboat hoy weak lightheaded promiscuous low cal unaccented clean lightsome easy faint light(a) sluttish loose abstemious clear wakeful idle unclouded light headed short scant(p) light colored calorie free wanton swooning lite tripping sapless feeble decrepit watery debile weakly atonic frail fallible imperfect infirm washy rickety clear(p) well defined uninfected neat cloudless sporting clean cut exonerated clean living sportsmanlike percipient vindicated readable open absolved sporty fresh unobjectionable fair clear cut unmortgaged decipherable blank white cleared exculpated uncontaminating lilting swingy light hearted blithe lighthearted swinging blithesome vague featherbrained fainthearted shadowy dim airheaded timid wispy silly faint hearted dizzy empty headed giddy unfounded jobless dead out of work baseless wild unused groundless unwarranted open eyed vigilant waking argus eyed motiveless prosperous at large(p) well situated soft gentle blowsy blowzy slatternly well off liberal informal leisurely unaffixed well to do well fixed easygoing on the loose(p) comfortable unprovoked free well heeled slack escaped lax brighten fire up enlighten get down crystalize clear up ignite shed light on illumine illuminate dismount perch sort out get off elucidate alight crystallise light up straighten out fall crystallize unhorse crystalise illume inflame stir up wake heat climb down rest roost catch fire erupt conflagrate combust take fire shine go down accrue come down strike devolve diminish precipitate settle lessen pass descend come return flow hang decrease fall down trip out swallow write down get bring down trip mail send off lower demoralise commence demoralize dispirit hop out get out set about take down set down turn on start put down begin escape let down cast down start out depress send get by deject dismay get away set out thinly gently softly lightly blaze flame flare flash glare gleam gleaming glimmer glistening glistering glow incandescence luster sheen shimmer shining twinkling radiance beam phosphorescence brilliancy effulgence splendor candle lamp lantern explanation instruction understanding interpretation day life imponderous portable unweighty buoyant volatile digestible scanty active unencumbered empty slight unsteady capricious vain frivolous characterless thoughtless unthoughtful unconsidered inadequate incompact unsubstantial inconsiderable not difficult bright whitish trifling medium of vision diffusion of luminous rays DAYBREAK sunrise dawn daylight taper light house &c knowledge comprehension insight illustration window pane of glass public notice aspect point of view of little weight not heavy not dense easy to be borne not burdensome easy to be done porous spongy not clammy sandy unincumbered unburdened free from impediments not heavily laden small moderate gossamery flimsy fickle unsettled gay airy not dark of a whitish shade kindle set fire to set on fire apply the match to give light to guide by light lighten irradiate luminous lights luz lightweight léger view light duty lumière mild lumen vista iight fire birth pale photonics light weight licht al nour basis minor kwong context thin spotlight account lamps perspective little leyte sunlight siu seen lenient background backdrop fluorescence luminescence beacon illuminant cause célèbre cause celebre celeb celebrity figure icon ikon luminary megastar name notability notable notoriety personage personality somebody standout star superstar VIP aurora cockcrow dawning daybreak morn morning sun sunup featherlight feathery underweight weightless cheap downhill effortless facile fluent fluid hands down painless ready royal simple smooth snap exiguous hand to mouth meager meagre niggardly poor scant scarce skimp skimpy slender slim spare sparing sparse stingy agile featly feline graceful gracile light footed light foot lissome lissom lithe lithesome nimble spry balmy benign bland delicate mellow nonabrasive soothing tender ethereal fluffy gossamer ablaze brightened illuminated illumined lit lighted dull dulled faded pastel washed out burn enkindle enflame torch bathe emblaze land touch down disembark

Light in different languages

  • نورArabic
  • světlo Czech
  • lys Danish
  • licht German
  • φως Greek
  • luz Spanish
  • سبک Persian
  • valo Finnish
  • lumière French
  • रो Hindi
  • fény Hungarian
  • լույսը Armenian
  • cahaya Indonesian
  • luce Italian
  • אוֹרformer Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • ಬೆಳಕು Kannada
  • Korean
  • lux Latin
  • licht Dutch
  • lett Norwegian
  • światło Polish
  • leve Portuguese
  • ușoară Romanian
  • свет Russian
  • lätt Swedish
  • ஒளி Tamil
  • కాంతిTegulu
  • เบาThai
  • ışık Turkish
  • світлоUkrainian
  • روشنیUrdu
  • ánh sáng Vietnamese
  • ליכטYiddish
  • Chinese

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