candlelight

noun can·dle·light \ ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌ(l)īt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of candlelight

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

Examples of candlelight in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of candlelight

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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CANDLELIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of candlelight for English Language Learners

  • : the light of a candle


CANDLELIGHT Defined for Kids

candlelight

noun can·dle·light \ ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌlīt \

Definition of candlelight for Students

: the light of a candle
  • They dined by candlelight.


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