first light

noun
the first light of day
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we got up before dawn

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they talked until morning

Syn:
Ant: ↑sunset (for: ↑sunrise)
Derivationally related forms: ↑auroral (for: ↑aurora), ↑aurorean (for: ↑aurora), ↑dawn (for: ↑dawning), ↑dawn (for: ↑dawn)
Hypernyms: ↑hour, ↑time of day

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Southern U.S.
dawn.
[1945-50]

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first light noun
The time when daylight first appears in the morning
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Main Entry:first

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first light UK US noun [uncountable]
the time in the morning when the sun is rising
Thesaurus: times in the morning or daytimehyponym happening in the morning or daytimesynonym

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n. the time when light first appears in the morning; dawn

you are to set off at first light

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noun [noncount]
: the time when light is first seen in the morning :dawn

She was up at first light.

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ˌfirst ˈlight [first light] noun uncountable
the time when light first appears in the morning
Syn: dawn, Syn:daybreak

We left at first light.

 
Example Bank:

We sailed at the first light of dawn.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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