il·​lume i-ˈlüm How to pronounce illume (audio)
illumed; illuming

Examples of illume in a Sentence

a favorite line of an Eastern Church hymn reads, “through fast-closed doors Thou camest Thy Disciples to illume during the vigil service the church's Gothic interior was illumed by the light of hundreds of tapers

Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of illume was in 1602

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Cite this Entry

“Illume.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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