counterlight

v. /kown'teuhr luyt"/; n. /kown"teuhr luyt'/, v., counterlighted or counterlit, counterlighting, n.
v.t.
1. to light (an interior) with windows or lights on opposite sides.
2. to light (an object) with a window or light directly opposite.
n.
3. a light or window that counterlights an interior or object. Cf. crosslight.
[1720-30; COUNTER- + LIGHT1]

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counˈterlight noun (art)
A light opposite to any object, disturbing the effect of its light
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Main Entry:counter-

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • counterlight — v. /kown teuhr luyt /; n. /kown teuhr luyt /, v., counterlighted or counterlit, counterlighting, n. v.t. 1. to light (an interior) with windows or lights on opposite sides. 2. to light (an object) with a window or light directly opposite. n. 3. a …   Universalium

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