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

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At the scene, a candlelit vigil drew about 50 people to Teezers Tuesday night to honor his memory. Marisa Peryer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Community mourns loss of Racine cop John Hetland, suspect still at large," 19 June 2019 Hong Kong has commemorated the massacre with a candlelit vigil ever since, the only place on Chinese soil where mass remembrances are held. James Griffiths, CNN, "Mass protest in Hong Kong over law critics fear could allow China to snatch anyone," 8 June 2019 The measures appeared largely effective in Beijing, but in Hong Kong about 180,000 people joined a candlelit vigil to mark the bloodshed, organisers said. The Economist, "Politics this week," 8 June 2019 Beginning as a modest event, these days the ceremony is conducted over a glitzy candlelit dinner at the Charterhouse, a medieval former monastery in central London. A.d.m., The Economist, "The agony and the ecstasy of Russian culture," 14 June 2019 Gather under the stars for a candlelit dinner at the river’s edge. National Geographic, "Africa by Private Jet," 12 June 2019 Once the performance wrapped, guests proceeded to a candlelit dinner to enjoy a four-course meal. Neesha Arter, Vogue, "The Dôen Sisters Host a California Dreamy Dinner to Celebrate a New Line With Net-a-Porter," 2 May 2019 When Debra Newell met John Meehan for dinner at a candlelit California restaurant in October 2014 following a string of uninspiring first dates, something felt different. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Complete Timeline of the Events of Dirty John," 14 Jan. 2019 With its dark paneled walls, taxidermy, and endless supply of plaid, the candlelit dinner began somewhat buttoned up before loosening up into an all-out dance party under a glittering disco ball. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "Inside the Rollicking Aspen Trip That Was All Over Your Instagram," 11 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of candlelit

1868, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of candlelit

: lit with the light of candles

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