candlelit

adjective
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 The public got a nice, candlelit look at Keanu Reeves as the titular assassin in John Wick: Chapter 4 today via an image tweeted from the franchise's official Twitter account. Clark Collis, EW.com, 21 July 2022 People attended candlelit vigils in Ireland in the wake of Savita Halappanavar's death. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 4 July 2022 The 80-second clip transports fans back to the town of Salem, where high-school student Becca (Whitney Peak) is preparing to celebrate her 16th birthday with her yearly tradition of a candlelit ritual and scary movie marathon. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 28 June 2022 Walk on the candlelit short trail (about 3/4 mile) or the unlit longer trail (1 3/4 mile). Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 8 Feb. 2022 Forgefire globe dining, which debuted in winter 2020, has returned for 2021 and offers a candlelit view of the Forge: Lemont Quarries and a three-course meal with a beverage of the diner’s choice on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Jessi Virtusio, chicagotribune.com, 9 Dec. 2021 Some of the works are made using laser engraving, something far from the image of women knitting away in candlelit homes. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, 28 May 2021 Shudder has a holiday peak to program around, with gimmicks like its annual Ghoul Log, a spin on Yule log videos and featuring a candlelit jack-o-lantern. John Jurgensen, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2021 At a nearby building, Yorick comes upon a candlelit procession of women that leads to an abbey. Nick Schager, EW.com, 4 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of candlelit

1868, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

3 Aug 2022

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“Candlelit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candlelit. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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