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[nahyt-lahyt] /ˈnaɪtˌlaɪt/

a usually dim light kept burning at night, as in a child’s bedroom.
a dim light burning at night, esp for children

1640s, “faint light visible in the sky at night,” from night + light (n.). As “small light used in rooms at night to keep them from total darkness” from 1851.


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