Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: illumination
IPA transcription: [,ɪl,umən'eɪʃən]
Pronunciations of illumination
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: light, illumination
    Meaning: a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light"
  • Synonyms: illumination
    Meaning: the degree of visibility of your environment
Usage examples
  • The flames gave sufficient illumination.
  • There was a faint gaslight outside, and the watchers could see her figure and profile black against the slight illumination.
  • The street-lantern, situated directly opposite, cast some light on the stairs, and thus effected some economy in illumination.
  • The wheels were revolving, a stream of violet light, leaping out of the central tunnel, cast a lurid illumination upon the scene.
  • To cover the sun's disk with a circular screen will not answer the purpose because of the illumination of the air all about the observer.
  • Perhaps if he had spoken there for an hour in his illumination he might have founded a religion on Ludgate Hill. But the heavy hand of his guide fell suddenly on his shoulder.
  • When these rays reach the observer direct, he sees the lamps or luminiferous bodies themselves, but when he is out of their direct sight, the brightness of their illumination only becomes apparent, through the rays being collected and reflected by some appropriate substance.
  • It relieved this friend of a heavy responsibility. Pansy had a sufficient illumination of her own, and Isabel felt that she herself just now had no light to spare from her small stock. Nevertheless it still clung to her that she must be loyal to Osmond, that she was on her honour in dealing with his daughter.
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