lamp·​light·​er | \ ˈlamp-ˌlī-tər How to pronounce lamplighter (audio) \

Definition of lamplighter

: one that lights a lamp

Examples of lamplighter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or maybe 2019 is the year Lin-Manuel Miranda achieves his EGOT (he's already won three Tonys, three Grammys and one Emmy) playing a charismatic lamplighter in Mary Poppins Returns. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Oscars 2019: A way too early look at next year's Academy Awards contenders," 8 Mar. 2018 Lin-Manuel Miranda, who plays a London lamplighter named Jack, also made the cut. Peggy Truong, Cosmopolitan, "The Mary Poppins Returns Teaser Trailer Just Premiered During The Oscars and It's WONDERFUL," 5 Mar. 2018 Along with Blunt, Lin Manuel-Miranda stars as street lamplighter Jack. Tamara Fuentes, Harper's BAZAAR, "Here's the Delightful First Trailer for Mary Poppins Returns," 5 Mar. 2018 The teaser trailer for Mary Poppins Returns dropped Sunday during an Oscars commercial break and introduces Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda as lamplighter Jack and Emily Blunt as the magical nanny. Dana Rose Falcone,, "Emily Blunt Dazzles in Mary Poppins Returns Trailer Dropped During 2018 Oscars," 4 Mar. 2018 Blunt is of course playing the titular character in the movie sequel, while Miranda is portraying a lamplighter called Jack. Amy Mackelden, Marie Claire, "Emily Blunt Recreates That 'Mary Poppins' Magic in a New Photo from the Sequel," 30 Dec. 2017 With the help of jovial street lamplighter Jack (played by Miranda), Poppins works her magic to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "The Mary Poppins Sequel Just Started Filming," 10 Feb. 2017 When Michael loses his wife, Mary reappears (along with a street lamplighter played by Lin-Manuel Miranda) to help the Banks family members through their grief and assist them in rediscovering joy and wonder. Julie Miller, HWD, "Mary Poppins Returns," 13 June 2017 The film also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda as lamplighter Jack, Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin Topsy, and Angela Lansbury as the Balloon Lady. Maggie Burch, Glamour, "Disney Just Gave Us Another Look at Emily Blunt's Mary Poppins," 16 July 2017

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1750, in the meaning defined above

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“Lamplighter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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