lamplight

noun

lamp·​light ˈlamp-ˌlīt How to pronounce lamplight (audio)
: 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 Blood flows darkly and scenes are lighted by flame: a raging fire on the field as Ludvig and his outlaw workers burn the heather, blazing candelabras illuminating an intimidating manor dinner, feeble lamplight beating back the foggy night as Ludvig battles the dirt with his bare hands. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 Blood flows darkly and scenes are lit by flame: a raging fire on the field as Ludvig and his outlaw workers burn the heather; blazing candelabras illuminating an intimidating manor dinner; feeble lamplight beating back the foggy night as Ludvig battles the dirt with his bare hands. Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2024 Ravi peered up at her through the circle of lamplight. Karan Mahajan, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2023 Written in 1806 by Christian Schubart, a contemporary of Mozart and Beethoven, the book Ideen zu einer Aesthetik der Tonkunst (Ideas Toward an Aesthetic of Music) is a lamplight of formal music education, containing perhaps history’s most vivid and instinctive descriptions of keys. Jonathan Rowe, SPIN, 5 June 2023 Near the center of the painting is an open sewing box with a vivid red lining that catches the lamplight. Washington Post, 24 May 2023 In shrouding mists and unforgiving lamplight alike, Gurbán finds a startling range of color within the monochromatic palette. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Apr. 2023 Check them in the morning and afternoon sun and evening lamplight. Katy Kiick Condon, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Mar. 2023 To confirm their light-sensing role, the researchers covered the centipedes’ antennae with tinfoil, blocking their exposure to the lamplight. Byjack Tamisiea, science.org, 13 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lamplight was in the 14th century

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“Lamplight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lamplight. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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lamplight

noun
lamp·​light ˈlam-ˌplīt How to pronounce lamplight (audio)
: the light of a lamp

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