Definition of lighting in English:



mass noun
  • 1Equipment in a room, building, or street for producing light.

    ‘fluorescent bulbs for street lighting’
    • ‘For times when daylight is insufficient, there is high-efficiency, direct/indirect fluorescent lighting with multi-level controls.’
    • ‘The subdued lighting of the room makes the white walls look gray.’
    • ‘After about 1900, banks, offices, libraries, and schools installed artificial lighting.’
    • ‘Changes to the environment, such as improving street lighting in known problem areas, are among other possibilities.’
    • ‘They will cover the shopping precinct and lighting in the area will also improve.’
    • ‘The festive street lighting is currently being erected and there are a number of new features this year.’
    • ‘The blinking of fluorescent lighting has done something detrimental to their brain chemistry.’
    • ‘My eyes slowly adjusted to the dim lighting in the room.’
    • ‘If there are lanterns in the scene, arrange them to provide additional fill-in lighting.’
    • ‘Battery powered lanterns and lamps stood on most available surfaces to provide additional lighting.’
    • ‘With poor lighting and an obscure target, my effective range would get significantly shorter.’
    • ‘The accommodation includes an entrance hall with polished timber flooring, ceiling coving, recessed lighting and understairs storage.’
    • ‘But this week diggers moved in to start work on improving street lighting in the area.’
    • ‘Metal halide lamps were used to provide artificial lighting.’
    • ‘We do have a development budget, and we are working to improve the lighting.’
    • ‘Upstairs, the family bathroom with tiled floor, part-tiled walls and recessed lighting is located on the return level.’
    • ‘All technical steps were carried out under dim indirect lighting.’
    • ‘Eliminate the glare from artificial light by switching from direct to indirect overhead lighting.’
    • ‘A handrail and improved lighting was also installed.’
    • ‘Standing them in water will keep the stems shiny and plump but be careful when using electric lighting near water.’
    1. 1.1 The arrangement or effect of lights.
      ‘the lighting was very flat’
      • ‘The lighting and effects were beyond imagination, and the massive strobes surrounding the drums could have had me in a fit.’
      • ‘The changes start right from the sets - colourful new backdrops sporting portraits of legendary musicians, all new lighting and special effects would be used.’
      • ‘But a clever and adaptable set, brilliant lighting effects and superb performances from the ensemble brought Greene's story to life.’
      • ‘All shadows are real-time, and all entities respond to the real-time lighting.’
      • ‘Special effects and inventive lighting also contribute a sense of fantasy.’
      • ‘What an awful show with bad acting, lousy scripts, ridiculous effects, and poor lighting.’
      • ‘In terms of graphics, the game features an engine capable of creating the most glorious lighting and particle effects.’
      • ‘Hyper-detailed textures and some of the most amazing lighting effects you've ever seen grace the hard-hitting action.’
      • ‘Overall, it was a somewhat average show, bolstered by plenty of eye candy in the form of an elaborate set and extravagant lighting and special effects.’
      • ‘Pointed lighting and sound effects, meant to signal mounting tension and climax, would be much more complementary in a production that had its dramatic act together.’
      • ‘The palette of effects ranges from dynamic lighting to day and night schedules and on to changing weather conditions in real time.’
      • ‘Direct from Dublin, it's a blend of fancy footwork, furious fiddling and moody lighting and stage effects.’
      • ‘An uncomfortable silence settled, leaving the two with their own thoughts in the poor lighting of the prop room.’
      • ‘The lighting and special effects have been rendered perfectly.’
      • ‘Poor lighting at night made the corner even more dangerous.’
      • ‘Objects look too chunky, and figures look too angular, although there are some nice lighting and water effects.’
      • ‘The game sometimes dazzles with solid lighting and water effects.’
      • ‘A large part of development went into the real-time lighting, and it shows.’
      • ‘The lighting and shadowing effects have been refined.’
      • ‘Distant storms staged an ever-changing drama before us, with full lighting and sound effects.’
      light, radiance, gleam, glitter, brilliance, glow, glare, dazzle, flash, shimmer
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