False-dawn definition

A thin ambient light which precedes true dawn, typically by around an hour, in certain parts of the world.
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Something engendering premature hope; a promising sign which in fact leads to nothing.
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Noun

Singular:
false-dawn
Plural:
false dawns

Origin of false-dawn

  • From false + dawn, translating Arabic صبح كاذب (SubH kaaDib).

    From Wiktionary