Chinese lantern


: a collapsible translucent covering for a light

Examples of Chinese lantern in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The town of Cary partnered with Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc, one of North America’s largest Chinese lantern festival producers, which has run 62 light festivals across the U.S. in 32 cities, attracting 4.5 million visitors. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 3 Jan. 2024 For a more sculptural look, try dried poppy or Chinese lantern seed heads. Karen Hugg, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2023 Tanya Orellana’s ebullient set places the heritage theme front and center: Beneath dangling Chinese lanterns stands the aforementioned door — actually, double doors, aged and weathered red, their style suggesting vintage Chinese architecture. Celia Wren, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2023 The sight of flickering candles and Chinese lanterns signaled something was up. Karen Schneider, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 Here, Sugar & Charm styled a bouquet packed with seasonal orange and deep purple dahlias, fall grasses, and pumpkin-esque Chinese lanterns for a scene that's less trick, more treat. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 31 July 2023 My tomatoes will seem to glow from within, radiant like Chinese lanterns. John Kelly, Washington Post, 18 June 2023 Sister Rosalynn Dzikonski, 90, worked on assembling the silver dollar ornaments, in which the delicate seedpods were glued together and the seedpod of a Chinese lantern was added to the middle. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Journal Sentinel, 15 Dec. 2022 Fill the basket with bittersweet, Chinese lantern stems, natural grasses, sunflowers, or branches with bright leaves. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chinese lantern was in 1825

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“Chinese lantern.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

Chinese lantern

: a collapsible nearly transparent covering for a light
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