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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sahyd-lahyt]
    • /ˈsaɪdˌlaɪt/
    • /ˈsaɪd.laɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahyd-lahyt]
    • /ˈsaɪdˌlaɪt/

Definitions of sidelight word

  • noun sidelight an item of incidental information. 1
  • noun sidelight either of two lights carried by a vessel under way at night, a red one on the port side and a green on the starboard. 1
  • noun sidelight light coming from the side. 1
  • noun sidelight a window or other aperture for light in the side of a building, ship, etc. 1
  • noun sidelight a window at the side of a door or another window. 1
  • noun sidelight extra information from a different point of view 1

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Origin of sidelight

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
First recorded in 1600-10; side1 + light1

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Parts of speech for Sidelight


sidelight popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

sidelight usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with sidelight

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