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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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 This candlelit bunker supplies them and some new characters the food and resources needed to survive 18 months. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "This American Horror Story: Apocalypse Theory About the Coven Witches Is Spot-On," 13 Sep. 2018 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of candlelit

: lit with the light of candles

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