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

Examples of candlelight in a Sentence

at candlelight carolers would gather in the village green before beginning their stroll
Recent Examples on the Web There's a weeklong series of events, concerts, and a huge candlelight vigil that closes down the streets surrounding Graceland. Alexandra Peers, CNN, 24 July 2022 Roughly 70 people gathered at the cross streets of where Cardona was killed — 40th Avenue and Roosevelt Street — and held a candlelight vigil honoring Cardona's life. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 22 July 2022 During her remarks at a candlelight vigil to help her city heal from the massacre perpetrated by a gunman killing seven and wounding dozens more during the Fourth of July Parade, Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering spoke of healing. Steve Sadin, Chicago Tribune, 14 July 2022 The club hosted a candlelight vigil for the family and encouraged attendees to wear turquoise or teal in honor of Chadwick. al, 14 July 2022 The Uganda Boston Community Association announced on Facebook that a candlelight vigil would be held in Harry’s honor on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. near the pond where he was found. Globe Staff,, 16 June 2022 The candlelight vigil will be held on Monday, June 6 at 6 p.m. in front of the White Mountain Apache Police Department building in Whiteriver. Haleigh Kochanski, The Arizona Republic, 5 June 2022 Another candlelight vigil was held in Lowell one evening earlier, when dozens gathered at a roadside memorial on Varnum Avenue, a short distance from the pond where the child’s body was found. Jeremy C. Fox,, 17 June 2022 Winters High School is holding a candlelight vigil at the football field Friday night, the coroner’s office said. Sarah Ravani, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of candlelight

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

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1 Aug 2022

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“Candlelight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for candlelight


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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