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[mass noun] Ultraviolet or infrared radiation, invisible to the eye.
- ‘On the wall at each end are two small monitors that hold in black light the illuminated images of ships passing.’
- ‘She also used black light in some light sculptures to create glowing bluish reflections that gave a somber, nighttime appearance to them.’
- ‘A team led by the engineering professor is mixing fluorescent dyes with standard polymers to create low-cost plastics that glow under black light.’
- ‘They are made visible primarily by black light on fluorescent paint that is strategically applied to sets, props and various parts of bodies.’
- ‘The only light was black light and the whole room seemed to glow with rapidly moving figures around one another.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.