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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Once the performance wrapped, guests proceeded to a candlelit dinner to enjoy a four-course meal. Neesha Arter, Vogue, "The Dôen Sisters Host a California Dreamy Dinner to Celebrate a New Line With Net-a-Porter," 2 May 2019 When Debra Newell met John Meehan for dinner at a candlelit California restaurant in October 2014 following a string of uninspiring first dates, something felt different. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Complete Timeline of the Events of Dirty John," 14 Jan. 2019 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

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First Known Use of candlelit

1868, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of candlelit

: lit with the light of candles

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