Antonyms for neon

Grammar : Adj
Spell : nee-on
Phonetic Transcription : ˈni ɒn

Definition of neon

Origin :
  • 1898, coined by its discoverers, Sir William Ramsay and Morris W. Travers, from Greek neon, neuter of neos "new" (see new); so called because it was newly discovered. Neon sign is attested from 1927.
  • adj bright as in light
Example sentences :
  • Thus they picked up the remnant of Neon's party and returned to camp.
  • Extract from : « Anabasis » by Xenophon
  • Now Neon is better at real soccer than he is at video game soccer.
  • Extract from : « Collection » by Daniel Errico
  • A fine conspirator I make, if she can see my emotions on me in neon capitals!
  • Extract from : « Industrial Revolution » by Poul William Anderson
  • If Las Vegas was spectacular by day, it was a neon nightmare after dark.
  • Extract from : « The Scarlet Lake Mystery » by Harold Leland Goodwin
  • They are so inactive that possibly they never will be, with one exception, and that is neon.
  • Extract from : « Marvels of Scientific Invention » by Thomas W. Corbin
  • He pointed it at a neon light, pulled the trigger and a loud bang resulted.
  • Extract from : « Swamp Island » by Mildred A. Wirt
  • Neon yields an orange light and has been used in a few cases for displays.
  • Extract from : « Artificial Light » by M. Luckiesh
  • Nitrogen yields a pinkish light; neon an orange light; and carbon dioxide a white light.
  • Extract from : « Artificial Light » by M. Luckiesh
  • Claude has lately worked on light-production by vacuum tubes and has combined the neon tube with the mercury-vapor tube.
  • Extract from : « Artificial Light » by M. Luckiesh
  • The Brain illuminated by its own nerve cables turned radiant as neon lights.
  • Extract from : « The Brain » by Alexander Blade

Synonyms for neon

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019