Definition of unlit in English:

unlit

adjective

  • 1Not provided with lighting:

    ‘an unlit staircase’
    • ‘And even now, in the dim lighting of her unlit house, Forest could see how much it was killing her to return home.’
    • ‘I don't much like driving in the dark and unfamiliar unlit open road farmland is pretty intimidating.’
    • ‘Every time I visit a friend who works at a major newspaper, I'm amazed: Those places are like mushroom farms, they're so dark and unlit.’
    • ‘Jerin started the car and started home in the dark unlit street.’
    • ‘he asked, his eyes hidden in the shadows of the unlit room.’
    • ‘For example, the few photographs taken inside a dark doorway or unlit shrine exhibit dramatic shadows, but that was because Fagg did not use flashbulbs.’
    • ‘The sight of the average motorist must be fairly good as most of us are able to spot unlit cyclists wearing dark clothes at night.’
    • ‘Even though the path was unlit and almost pitch dark, the stars guided their way.’
    • ‘Dark, unlit and with plenty of shadowy corners.’
    • ‘The hallways were dark and unlit, the rooms unmanned and quiet.’
    • ‘Lighting would also be added to unlit areas, as well as those covered by CCTV.’
    • ‘Iraq appeared a pretty dark, unlit corner last week.’
    • ‘I raced up to get Beth at a speed that probably wasn't safe on those dark, unlit country roads and up the dirt driveway at another, probably unsafe, 30 mph +.’
    • ‘It is dark and unlit with several bends and there are no obstacles or barriers at the side of the road to help you if you get into difficulties.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, all of Africa and large parts of Asia would lie dark and unlit as if during a wartime bombing raid, a fate that one or two places down there would actually be enduring.’
    • ‘He added that girls attending Guide, Brownie and Rainbow sessions were still reliant on parents and guardians for transport and none would be walking along the unlit road after dark.’
    • ‘Still, it was too damned bright and there were only so many books I wanted to read, and I despaired, till I noticed a door to an unlit staircase.’
    • ‘In the darkness, the other unlit buildings were mere shadows compared to the Fortress.’
    • ‘The setting sun deepened the shadows in the doorways and made the unlit stairway as dark as the night.’
    • ‘She was then grabbed from behind before being pushed into an unlit dark alleyway.’
    indistinct, faint, vague, ill-defined, unclear, blurred, blurry, misty, hazy, foggy, veiled, cloudy, clouded, nebulous, fuzzy
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  • 2Not having been set light to:

    ‘his unlit pipe’
    • ‘His mouth was always gnawing a unlit corncob pipe except when words or beer flowed.’
    • ‘The fire place was large, black and though unlit, obviously used for its original purpose and not as a holder for some cheap dried flower arrangement.’
    • ‘Larl, familiar with the scenario, took the unlit torch and lit it on the other, so they could carry light with them.’
    • ‘Sitting behind a large wooden desk sat an old rather frumpy man in a well-worn smoking jacket, unlit pipe in one hand, staring intently at an open book in front of him.’
    • ‘The dark hall that he was in was lined with old unlit torches and torn paintings; there was some light in the room at the end of the hallway and there sounded to be some sort of trouble there.’
    • ‘He said a small spring similar to those found in disposable lighters and an unlit tea light candle had been found in the bedroom.’
    • ‘Chemi softly drummed her unlit pipe against her wrist, as if she were expressing a sort of forced happiness for the lemming's words.’
    • ‘She stared past Kevin, into the dark, unlit fireplace.’
    • ‘His pipe rested unlit beside the tobacco in the familiar shell-cap.’
    • ‘An unlit cigarette hangs from his mouth and the lighting is harsh.’
    • ‘The candles on the walls in wonderfully wrought gold-and-silver holders were mostly unlit, and only a few flames necessary for light cast flickering shadows on the smooth walls.’
    • ‘He lit his cigarette, then handed me the lighter, to light the unlit cigarette I had in my mouth for the last few minutes.’
    • ‘In one you dunk the ball in a pit to coat it with tar, and then run it though a fire to set it ablaze, and then run it across an unlit fire to light it - the fire then melts a wall of ice allowing you to escape.’
    • ‘She gave me an unlit cigarette, I lit it off of the car lighter.’
    • ‘He pocketed the lighter and unlit cigarette, glancing over and seeing Masao and Akina.’
    • ‘Ryder pulled the unlit cigarette from behind his ear and lit it up again.’
    • ‘Ben sat on the porch, fingers curled around his unlit pipe.’
    • ‘Gas light was promptly restored after his father fell down the unlit stairs from his study to the ground floor.’

Pronunciation:

unlit

/ʌnˈlɪt/