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 candlelit (audio) \

Definition of candlelit

: illuminated by candlelight a candlelit dinner

Examples of candlelit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, meat lovers can indulge their cravings at Humo, Zadún’s candlelit fine dining restaurant, where prime steaks, homemade chorizos, and oysters are expertly prepared over open flame using traditional Latin American techniques. Alexandra Kirkman, Forbes, "This Dazzling Ritz-Carlton Reserve In Mexico Is The Perfect Spring Break Escape," 9 Mar. 2021 There are no refunds, the foundation said, but those holding tickets for the Luminary Loppet for Saturday or Sunday will be able use their tickets to walk or snowshoe through the candlelit luminaries on Friday night. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, "Loppet ski races in Minneapolis this weekend called off due to extreme cold," 5 Feb. 2021 Covid-19 with a moment of silence and a candlelit memorial Monday. WSJ, "Coronavirus Live Updates: New Reported Cases Down as U.S. Death Toll Passes Half a Million," 23 Feb. 2021 President Biden and his administration did their best to acknowledge the loss with a tribute and a candlelit moment of silence at the White House at nightfall on Monday. Brian Stelter, CNN, "'Try to honor the loss:' Why CNN aired a national memorial service for 500,000 lives lost from Covid-19," 22 Feb. 2021 The king led the crowd in a candlelit tribute to his late father, whose giant image was at the center of the stage set up outside the ornate Grand Palace. Jerry Harmer, Star Tribune, "Thai king leads thousands to remember late father's birthday," 5 Dec. 2020 King Vajiralongkorn, accompanied by Queen Suthida, led the crowd in a candlelit tribute to his father, whose giant image was at the center of a stage outside the Grand Palace. Washington Post, "World Digest: Dec. 5, 2020," 5 Dec. 2020 The exalted season of haunting is upon us, and soon, children will pull on costumes and trek through neighborhoods trick-or-treating after dark as candlelit jack-o-lanterns scare away demons (or so the legend goes). Terry Demio, The Enquirer, "Will pandemic hamper Halloween fun? We asked COVID-19 experts, 'Would you do this, doc?'," 28 Sep. 2020 The Loppet grew to host programs and events year-round, including the Luminary Loppet, which draws more than 10,000 people to its candlelit path on Minneapolis’ Lake of the Isles. Kelly Smith, Star Tribune, "Loppet Foundation leader elevated Nordic skiing in Minnesota, revitalized Wirth Park in Minneapolis," 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of candlelit

1868, in the meaning defined above

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24 Mar 2021

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“Candlelit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of candlelit

: lit with the light of candles

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