lamp·​light | \ ˈlamp-ˌlīt How to pronounce lamplight (audio) \

Definition of lamplight

: the light of a lamp

Examples of lamplight in a Sentence

We could see the glow of lamplight in the window.
Recent Examples on the Web The image of my cozy self in a soft puddle of smoky lamplight grieves me. Katherine Dunn, The New Yorker, "The Resident Poet," 4 May 2020 Figures silhouetted against lamplight in tight interiors appear to merge with background wallpaper and nearby furniture. Washington Post, "These painters found calm in an age of distraction — more than a century ago," 23 Dec. 2019 See the Octagon House by the glow of lamplight with an evening tour Dec. 6. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "HarborHoliday, Christmas in the Air, and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 1 Dec. 2019 With metal walls/Face the water/Your back to the stairs/Feel at home/All the letters/Are here to see/Eighteenth day/Twelfth hour/Lit by lamplight/In truth be free., "Hidden treasure, a family’s quest, and ‘The Secret’ - The Boston Globe," 26 Oct. 2019 And last Sunday, in the span of just 30 seconds, a troubled 24-year-old turned the historic Oregon District’s charming lamplight streets into a killing field. Washington Post, "Devastation on top of devastation: The people of Dayton try to recover, again.," 10 Aug. 2019 Place Dauphine, at the west end, sits comfortable in lamplight, a secure upper-class corner of Paris. Bruce Dale, National Geographic, "Adored, neglected, and restored: A 1968 Nat Geo feature explored Notre Dame," 17 Apr. 2019 In guest rooms, fires and lamplight illuminate upholstered sleigh beds or traditional turned-wood New England bedsteads. Condé Nast Traveler, "Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond," 20 Oct. 2017 Attracted by lamplights along the bridge, the insects swarm the area in a fluttering cloud of white wings. National Geographic, "See Swarms of Bugs Descend Like a Summer Snowstorm," 3 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of lamplight

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lamplight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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: the light of a lamp

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