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A small light in a car, automatically switched on when one of the doors is opened.
- ‘The Deluxe version includes a motion detector with audio alarm, interior courtesy light, a power connection for external power, an audio low-battery warning and triple access codes.’
- ‘Can you tell me why an automobile courtesy light that fades slowly makes you feel good?’
- ‘For example, if you open and close the boot before leaving the car, it might be that the courtesy light is sticking on.’
- ‘The door was unlocked and the courtesy light revealed a passenger, waiting for him.’
- ‘If the car moves off with a door open, that is at below three mph, there is an audible warning and the courtesy lights flash to warn the driver.’
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.