candlelight

noun
can·​dle·​light | \ ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌ(l)īt How to pronounce candlelight (audio) \

Definition of candlelight

1a : the light of a candle
b : a soft artificial light
2 : the time for lighting candles : twilight

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Examples of candlelight in a Sentence

at candlelight carolers would gather in the village green before beginning their stroll

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The annual candlelight vigil has been taking place in Hong Kong's Victoria Park since 1990. James Griffiths, CNN, "Mass protest in Hong Kong over law critics fear could allow China to snatch anyone," 8 June 2019 Earlier this month, McDonnell travelled to Hong Kong to cover a candlelight vigil marking 30 years since the People’s Liberation Army was ordered to open fire on student protesters in Tiananmen Square. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "How China's Most Popular App Spies on Users for Beijing," 8 June 2019 In Hong Kong, there was a candlelight vigil. -- A new UCLA economic forecast predicts California’s low unemployment rate should persist through the next two years, but the state’s generation of new jobs will lose steam. latimes.com, "Today: The Heartbreak of Homelessness Grows," 5 June 2019 Thousands were expected to turn out for a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong, a Chinese territory that has relatively greater freedoms than the mainland, though activists are concerned about the erosion of those liberties in recent years. Fox News, "China chides Mike Pompeo after he calls on them to reveal Tiananmen Square death toll," 5 June 2019 Others marked the anniversary privately, such as by fasting or holding candlelight vigils at home. Austin Ramzy, New York Times, "Tiananmen Anniversary Draws Silence in Beijing but Emotion in Hong Kong," 4 June 2019 For the last 30 years, Hong Kongers have held an annual march and candlelight vigil to remind the world of the night the Communist Party unleashed its tanks in response to protesters calling for political change. Laignee Barron / Hong Kong, Time, "30 Years Later, Hong Kong Still Harbors the Spirit of Tiananmen," 4 June 2019 Thousands are expected to turn out Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong, which has greater freedoms under an agreement reached before the return of the former British colony to China in 1997. Ken Moritsugu, USA TODAY, "US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 'smears' China on 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests," 4 June 2019 Thousands were expected to turn out for a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong, a Chinese territory that has relatively greater freedoms than the mainland, though activists are concerned about the erosion of those liberties in recent years. Ken Moritsugu, chicagotribune.com, "China handles Tiananmen anniversary with customary silence, lockdown," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of candlelight

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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candlelight

noun

English Language Learners Definition of candlelight

: the light of a candle

candlelight

noun
can·​dle·​light | \ ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌlīt How to pronounce candlelight (audio) \

Kids Definition of candlelight

: the light of a candle They dined by candlelight.

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