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 candlelighted (audio) \

Definition of candlelit

: illuminated by candlelight a candlelit dinner

Examples of candlelit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For that, Zuberi got a table at the president’s candlelit dinner, slated to be near seats for Vice President Mike Pence and Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy. Caleb Melby,, "Fundraiser Lobbied for Foreign Countries, U.S. Says," 8 May 2020 Depp began by posting a photo of himself in what appeared to be a candlelit cave. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "Johnny Depp Joins Instagram to Encourage Fans During "Hellish" Quarantine," 17 Apr. 2020 Be sure to check out the restaurant’s candlelit rooftop, as well. al, "Take a food-focused trip to Raleigh, North Carolina," 19 Mar. 2020 But the wait is finally over, and now everyone, even if a SoulCycle doesn't exist in their city or town, can experience one of their candlelit rides. Elizabeth Gulino,, "SoulCycle’s At-Home Streaming Bike Is Finally Here," 9 Mar. 2020 Dubbed The Fridge, Bar Gyu+, with its cozy speakeasy ambience and candlelit wooden tables, is famous for its old and rare Japanese single-malts, a selection that changes every season. New York Times, "36 Hours in Niseko," 13 Feb. 2020 Enjoy a winter walk on two miles of candlelit trails on the Hank Aaron State Trail in Three Bridges Park Feb. 22. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Flannel Fest, Echoes of the Past Trade Show, and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 16 Feb. 2020 This year, that includes February 14, usually a day reserved for candlelit steak dinners and champagne. Sunset Staff, Sunset Magazine, "A Penguin Love-Fest, a Locavore Feast, and More Things to See and Do in the West This Valentine’s Day," 10 Feb. 2020 This is a good night for candlelit dinners for two. oregonlive, "Horoscope for Feb. 7, 2020: Happy birthday Chris Rock; Aquarius, inventive ideas blossom," 7 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of candlelit

1868, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2020

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“Candlelit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of candlelit

: lit with the light of candles

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