Part of speech: noun

A lighting up; enlightenment; embellishment.

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Usage examples "illumination":

  1. Standing on the wide veranda outside the front door, she assented to the beauty of the distant illumination but not enthusiastically. - "Nan of Music Mountain", Frank H. Spearman.
  2. Lamps hung now from the beams overhead, enough of them to give a fair illumination; for as Rollo explained to her afterwards, he wanted to have a view of his hearers. - "The Gold of Chickaree", Susan Warner.
  3. He started forward and met them at the foot of the steps just as they came out of the shadow into the light thrown out by the bright illumination of the veranda. - "Lola", Owen Davis.