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n. darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft) [syn: blackout, brownout]

Usage examples of "dimout".

Through the dimout he could see faintly lighted doorways and hear jukebox music.

New Yorkers never paid any attention to traffic signals, anyway, and the dimout made the streets dark, shadowy canyons.

You could pipe that crimson spotlight stabbing the dimout, and a siren started to growl.

Apparently no one followed the taxi, but between the darkness and the dimout a car without lights would have been hard to see.

Of course a lot of the buildings are observing the dimout, but there are still plenty of lights and it looks beautiful at night.

If the dimout was bad in the city proper, it was much more drastic here, close to the shore.