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The skylight/skywindow is made of galss to allow light in.



Hi,

Does "skylight" and "skywindow" in the above amount to each other to you? Thanks.
 

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The skylight/skywindow is made of glass to allow light in.




Hi,

Are skylight and skywindow interchangeable in the above to you? Thanks.
 

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Skylight is fine but skywindow is not normal terminology,use roof window instead. You may also hear the term Velux which is the name of a manufacturer of roof windows and has become a generic term, like Hoover for a vacuum cleaner.

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Skylight is fine but skywindow is not normal terminology,use roof window instead. You may also hear the term Velux which is the name of a manufacturer of roof windows and has become a generic term, like Hoover for a vacuum cleaner.

Frank
Thanks, Flittle.

To make sure, does "skywindow" only apply to cars?
 

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Interesting the link. I note the site is Australian and perhaps that term is common there. Never heard it used in England. Sunroof is often used for the one in the car.

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It has been suggested that SkyWindow might be an Australian term. As a long term Australian resident I can assure it is not in common use, and in the Website to which the link refers, SkyWindow is a trade name - not a generic term.
I would suggest you keep using skylight - or on a car - a sunroof.
 

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I don't think so. Skyline is the line defined by high-rise buildings and skyscrapers in the horizon, against the sky. Skywindow must be a window in the roof of a house, though I haven't found it in my dictionary.
 
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