candlelit

adjective
can·​dle·​lit | \ ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌ(l)it How to pronounce candlelit (audio) \
variants: or less commonly candlelighted \ ˈkan-​dᵊl-​ˌ(l)ī-​təd How to pronounce candlelighted (audio) \

Definition of candlelit

: illuminated by candlelight a candlelit dinner

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With its dark paneled walls, taxidermy, and endless supply of plaid, the candlelit dinner began somewhat buttoned up before loosening up into an all-out dance party under a glittering disco ball. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "Inside the Rollicking Aspen Trip That Was All Over Your Instagram," 11 Feb. 2019 Following dinner, guests went downstairs to yet another candlelit room for dancing and drinks. Allix Cott, Harper's BAZAAR, "Taking Vows in Venice: Emily & Robert’s Chic Italian Nuptials," 9 June 2017 Dior’s pressed highlighting compact and Tatcha's gilded lip balm sparkle like gelt, while Augustinus Bader's cult face cream gives skin an appropriately candlelit glow. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Happy Hanukkah! 8 Days of Blue-and-Gold Beauty Treasures to Give and Receive," 29 Nov. 2018 The steel-and-wood table is custom, the vintage Niels Otto Møller chairs are upholstered in a Perennials fabric, and the 18th-century candlelit lantern is Swedish. Bob Morris, ELLE Decor, "A Minimalist West Village Townhouse Is Given a Sensuous and Cerebral New Life," 23 Nov. 2018 Craigie on Main Since 2008, Chef Tony Maws has made waves in Boston's restaurant scene with this intimate, candlelit bistro on Main Street in Cambridge. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Best Restaurants in Boston," 16 July 2018 Few Georgian evenings can have been more pleasurable than a candlelit tour of Walpole’s cabinets and closets. Dominic Green, WSJ, "One Man’s Gothic Fantasy," 26 Oct. 2018 From riding on camels through the desert to candlelit dinners, Genevieve and Christian know how to throw a damn good wedding. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Genevieve Gorder's Dreamy Moroccan Wedding," 24 Sep. 2018 After candlelit performances from a choir and jazz singer, guests took in the environment, which was transformed to pay homage to New York City icons including Central Park, Broadway, and the brand’s Fifth Avenue flagship. Vogue, "Harry Winston Brings the Sparkle to the Rainbow Room," 21 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of candlelit

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of candlelit was in 1868

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candlelit

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of candlelit

: lit with the light of candles

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