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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of being dim or lacking contrast; The property of lights or sounds that lack brilliance or are reduced in intensity; The state of being poorly illuminated.

Usage examples (33)
  • A thick fog wrapped the world in dimness early this morning; at eight o'clock it was rolling off and piling itself in glorious headlands
  • As somber in the dimness were the portraits that stared from their frames.
  • Joan saw and heard so much, then through a kind of dimness, that she could not wipe away, her eyes beheld Jim.
  • Moore, coming in, stopped in the dimness to listen. for more
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