Definition of uplight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəplīt/
(also uplighter /-ˌlītər/)


A light placed or designed to throw illumination upward.
Example sentences
  • This type of lighting can be supplied by table or floor lamps, uplights, downlights, spotlights and hanging lights.
  • Where can I buy small, pretty uplighters or wall lights?
  • The plans also include repaving the area and installing uplighters to illuminate the memorials and St Mary Magdalen Church.



Example sentences
  • The uplighting within the three halls can be boosted with downlights as needed; however, there is less natural lighting than the architects had intended.
  • The décor is a maze of right angles accented by uplighting, gold Buddhas, red lanterns, and black calligraphy.
  • Mechanical systems are exposed for ease of access, and uplighting creates a brighter, more airy workspace below.

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Syllabification: up·light

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