can·dle·lit | \-ˌ(l)it \
variants: or less commonly candlelighted \-ˌ(l)ī-təd \

Definition of candlelit 

: illuminated by candlelight a candlelit dinner

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Faena’s restaurant picks include the seafood mecca La Huella and candlelit, sandy-floored Marismo, where Federico Desseno, a bearded chef-surfer-carpenter, hand-built every piece of furniture using wood from trees on the property. Christopher Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "Alan Faena Creates La Vie Bohème in José Ignacio, Uruguay," 18 June 2018 At the end of the video, the shooting victim dies, as his friends stand above a candlelit vigil. Nerisha Penrose, Billboard, "Desiigner Heads Back to His Stomping Grounds of Brooklyn in 'Hood' Video," 31 May 2018 Park Chang-jin, a flight attendant, told his co-workers at the candlelit vigil in downtown Seoul. New York Times, "Korean Air Staff in Protest Against ‘Nut Rage’ Family," 5 May 2018 Alain Ducasse was employed to create the sumptuous menu for guests including It girls like Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, Delfina Delettrez, and Gaia Repossi, who lingered in the candlelit setting (the future site of the store). Vogue, "Galeries Lafayette Celebrates Its New Flagship in Grand Parisian Style," 2 July 2018 One evening early last December, some 20 dinner guests sat at a candlelit table in a converted Logan Square factory loft eating carnitas with red mole infused with NYC Sour Diesel, a strain of cannabis known for its relaxing, euphoric effects. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Herbal Notes is planting the seeds of culinary cannabis in Chicago," 18 Apr. 2018 Complete with an ominous candlelit dinner, creepy uses of stuffed animals and ample fog, Post Animal's most recent visual offering shows their kooky, creative side, which is just as pleasingly evident in their music. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Let Post Animal Haunt You With Eerie 'Tire Eyes' Video: Exclusive Premiere," 15 June 2018 Stash your belongings in a locker and change into a swimsuit and robe before descending a candlelit staircase to the salt pool in the oldest part of the spa. New York Times, "36 Hours in Seville," 14 June 2018 There’s something else: an electricity pulsating between the candlelit bikes, a knowing glance between two runners in the same neon tee. Kristin Canning, Glamour, "Yes, You Need a #FitFam," 7 June 2018

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of candlelit was in 1868

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English Language Learners Definition of candlelit

: lit with the light of candles

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