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
Recent Examples on the Web Dozens of family members, friends and neighbors gathered on that street Friday night for a candlelight vigil celebrating his life and mourning his death. Ashley Remkus |, al, "‘He was loved’: Family, friends mourn man killed in Huntsville home invasion," 11 July 2020 The candlelight vigil will take place at the Jack Yates High School football field (3650 Alabama St.) at 7:30 p.m. Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, "Candlelight vigil for George Floyd happening June 8 for Yates High School alumni," 8 June 2020 On Friday night, hundreds of people gathered around the monument where singer Trey Songz hosted a candlelight vigil to celebrate Juneteenth. NBC News, "Armed man on roof overlooking Robert E. Lee statue, site of protests in Richmond, taken into custody," 20 June 2020 On June 12, the day of the murders, Tanya Brown held a live candlelight vigil on Facebook. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson on release date of Ford Bronco: 'Are you kidding me?'," 18 June 2020 At Cathedral Square, another group gathered to walk to police headquarters for a candlelight vigil. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Mark Up Marquette' event provides platform for students to share their experiences," 11 June 2020 Lorena Jimenez joins coworkers, family and friends at a candlelight vigil for Rosa Luna outside Riverside Community Hospital. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, "Gyms, museums, hotels, day camps, arena sports can reopen in L.A. County on Friday," 10 June 2020 Jack Yates High School National Alumni Association is hosting a candlelight vigil for George Floyd, a Yates graduate, June 8 after the public viewing. Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, "Candlelight vigil for George Floyd happening June 8 for Yates High School alumni," 8 June 2020 Hundreds are gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Tacoma street corner where Ellis died March 3 while being restrained by Tacoma police. CBS News, "Tacoma mayor says officer involved in Manuel Ellis' death "should be fired and prosecuted"," 5 June 2020

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First Known Use of candlelight

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

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19 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Candlelight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of candlelight

: the light of a candle


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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