can·​dle·​lit ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌ(l)it How to pronounce candlelit (audio)
variants or less commonly candlelighted
: illuminated by candlelight
a candlelit dinner

Examples of candlelit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a more traditional sound bath, try the Holistic Twilight Ceremony at the Spa at Las Ventanas in Los Cabos, Mexico, hosted in a candlelit solarium with singing crystal bowls and a sage smoke energy-cleansing ritual. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 10 Jan. 2024 The chapel, which was flown in from France, was decorated with baby breath orchids and white roses, and guests enjoyed a candlelit reception. Nasha Smith, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2024 This week’s highlights include candlelit concerts, break-dancing nutcrackers, a Cher dance party and markets stocking last-minute gift ideas. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2023 Some of the first arrivals didn’t last, but others were willing to swap comfortable homes for candlelit tin shacks and started families here. Hiba Yazbek, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2023 Guests drift through ornate steam rooms and candlelit hot pools, then are massaged with fragrant oils (a choice of rose, pomegranate, lavender or red amber). Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Aug. 2023 At the movie’s climax, Jaime is on the brink of death (in a candlelit scene that pays homage to the 1960 Mexican film Macario), and makes the conscious decision to connect with Khaji-Da in order to save his life. Laura Zornosa, Time, 21 Aug. 2023 More top sports stories: Scandinavians can teach us how to turn our chilly season into a candlelit celebration of soothing comforts, stress-free socializing, and heartwarming foods and drinks. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 27 Jan. 2023 Their table was set in a private, candlelit, leafy enclave. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 27 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of candlelit was in 1826

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“Candlelit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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