Definition Of illuminate


decorate (a page or initial letter in a manuscript) with gold, silver, or colored designs.

Large illuminated letters became popular with the advent of hand-written manuscripts and official documents.

help to clarify or explain (a subject or matter).

a most illuminating discussion

light up.

a flash of lightning illuminated the house

Example Of illuminate

  • A flash of light briefly illuminated the hallway, pouring through the broken window and burning their eyes.

  • A golden light was shining down illuminating Isabelle's face.

  • A great flash of lightning illuminated the world outside, showing the trees dark against the night sky.

  • A green fluorescent light illuminates a wall work that quotes the iconic graphic equaliser readout in homage to Donald Judd.

  • All movement was eradicated as a brilliant flash of blue-orange light illuminated their horrified faces.

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