a light in someone's eyes

a particular feeling that someone's eyes seem to express

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  • (a) light in someone's eyes — a light in someone’s eyes phrase a particular feeling that someone’s eyes seem to express Thesaurus: facial expressionshyponym Main entry: light …   Useful english dictionary

  • light — light1 [ laıt ] noun *** 1. ) uncount brightness from the sun or from a light, which allows you to see things: The room gets a lot of light in the afternoons. light shines: Light from the street lamps was shining through a gap in the curtains. a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • light — I [[t]la͟ɪt[/t]] BRIGHTNESS OR ILLUMINATION ♦♦ lights, lighting, lit, lighted, lighter, lightest (The form lit is the usual past tense and past participle, but the form lighted is also used.) 1) N UNCOUNT: also the N Light is the brightness that… …   English dictionary

  • light — I UK [laɪt] / US noun Word forms light : singular light plural lights *** 1) [uncountable] brightness from the sun or from a light, which allows you to see things The room gets a lot of light in the afternoons. light shines: Light from the street …   English dictionary

  • light — {{11}}light (adj.1) not heavy, from O.E. leoht not heavy, light in weight; easy, trifling; quick, agile, from P.Gmc. *lingkhtaz (Cf. O.N. lettr, Swed. lätt, O.Fris., M.Du. licht, Ger. leicht, Goth. leihts), from PIE root *legwh not heavy, having… …   Etymology dictionary

  • light — Ⅰ. light [1] ► NOUN 1) the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible; electromagnetic radiation from about 390 to 740 nm in wavelength. 2) a source of illumination. 3) a device producing a flame or spark. 4) (lights) traffic… …   English terms dictionary

  • Light Yagami — Death Note character Light Yagami or Kira as he appears in the manga (Chapter 1 : Boredom) First appearance Death Note …   Wikipedia

  • light — light1 W1S1 [laıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(natural/artificial light)¦ 2¦(lamp/electric light etc)¦ 3¦(traffic control)¦ 4¦(on a vehicle)¦ 5 first light 6 be/stand in somebody s light 7¦(for a cigarette)¦ 8¦(in somebody s eyes)¦ 9 set light to something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • light — 1 /laIt/ noun 1 NATURAL/ARTIFICIAL LIGHT a) (U) the energy from the sun, a flame, a lamp etc that allows you to see things: the morning light streaming in through the windows | We could see a tiny glimmer of light in the distance. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • light — I. /laɪt / (say luyt) noun 1. that which makes things visible, or affords illumination: all colours depend on light. 2. Physics a. Also, luminous energy, radiant energy. electromagnetic radiation to which the organs of sight react, ranging in… …   Australian English dictionary

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