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sidelightnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsaɪd.laɪt/
  • sidelight noun [C] (INFORMATION)

a ​piece of ​extrainformation that ​helps you ​understand something in a ​slightly new way: What he said threw/​cast an ​interesting sidelight on what had ​happened.
(Definition of sidelight from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sidelight”
in Arabic ضَوء جانِبي…
in Korean 주차등…
in Portuguese lanterna…
in Catalan llum de posició…
in Japanese 車幅灯, スモールランプ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灯, (汽车)侧灯…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燈, (汽車)側燈…
in Italian luce di posizione…
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