Definition of Very light in English:

Very light


  • A flare fired into the air from a pistol for signaling or for temporary illumination.

    • ‘The moon was at their back, and the enemy used mortar-fire, Very lights and fire-bombs, setting the corn alight.’
    • ‘It resembled a Very light (flare in the USA - J.T.) used as a distress signal by Royal Air.’
    • ‘Suddenly a Very light went up, then another and another.’
    • ‘I looked round and in the clear blue the Very lights and tracer bullets were shooting up into the sky.’
    warning fire, warning light, signal fire, signal light, bonfire, smoke signal, beam, signal, danger signal, guiding light
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Early 20th century: named after Edward W. Very (1847–1910), American naval officer.


Very light

/ˈverē ˌlīt//ˈvirē ˌlīt/