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.

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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 At other moments, tunnelers suddenly broke through into passageways dug by enemy teams, and hand-to-hand combat followed by lamplight. Gl Archive, National Geographic, "This Explosion Was the Biggest Blast Before Atomic Bombs," 6 June 2017 Sitting in those hotel rooms, in lobbies, reading a strange newspaper in the poor lamplight; taking a walk down a street in the evening, smoking? Cheryl Strayed, New York Times, "Cheryl Strayed on Richard Ford’s Masterly Memoir of His Parents," 1 May 2017 It is bathed in soft lamplight throughout the day and suffused by the smell of incense and soap, a gentle woodsy odor. Kim Velsey, New York Times, "Home Sweet Warehouse," 11 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of lamplight

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lamplight

: the light of a lamp

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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