brownout brownout  /b ˈraʊ ˌnaʊt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Once it becomes clear that this is no temporary brownout, the public begins to panic.
  2. So here is Fantasia 2000--seven new sequences and an old favorite, The Sorcerer's Apprentice--arriving in the age of the middle-brownout.
  3. But 44 years later, as Cuban-Americans continue to clutch yellowing deeds and titles, the likelihood of ever recovering the actual properties has dimmed like a Havana brownout.

News

  • Stanley Cup replay: Chicago Blackhawks facing special teams brownout

    Stanley Cup replay: Chicago Blackhawks facing special teams brownoutBOSTON -- As the Chicago Blackhawks wake up facing a two games to one deficit in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final after Monday night's 2-0 loss, the inevitable questions surrounding just why that is will arise. And those questions should start and stop at the power play, which went 0-for-4 in Game 3 and is now 0-for-10 in the ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Oneida Daily Dispatch

Quotes

  • "We have to hear from them directly the status of our energy supply as compared to our energy requirements particularly come summer when the energy requirement is at its peak. We have to know what would be the requirements to prevent any brownout...
    on Feb 15, 2010 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: Inquirer.net

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