A small light in a car, automatically switched on when one of the doors is opened.
- Can you tell me why an automobile courtesy light that fades slowly makes you feel good?
- The door was unlocked and the courtesy light revealed a passenger, waiting for him.
- For example, if you open and close the boot before leaving the car, it might be that the courtesy light is sticking on.
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Syllabification: cour·te·sy light
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