Share this entry

dark-sky Syllabification: dark-sky

Definition of dark-sky in English:


Denoting or located in a place where the darkness of the night sky is relatively free of interference from artificial light: we packed up the telescope and headed for a dark-sky site
More example sentences
  • Randy always signs off with "Dark Skies and Smooth Roads," and now that we've got the dark skies taken care of, it's time for a smooth road, as the dark-sky site is frequently abundant in proverbial Missourian mud.
  • "The 'dark-sky preserve' will be almost free of light pollution even though the area is within easy reach of Southern Ontario's most highly developed areas."
  • After dinner, we jumped aboard one of the buses again for a two-mile ride to a nearby hilltop site away from lights that provided a nice, dark-sky view of the heavens.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources