torch·​light | \ ˈtȯrch-ˌlīt How to pronounce torchlight (audio) \

Definition of torchlight

1 : light given by torches
2 : torch

Examples of torchlight in a Sentence

The men worked by torchlight.
Recent Examples on the Web Ukraine’s far-right nationalists, meanwhile, prefer black balaclavas and torchlight rallies. Sophie Pinkham, The New Yorker, "The Playful Propaganda of “The History of Ukraine”," 4 Feb. 2020 The carnival begins with a flag retirement ceremony, and continues with fireworks along Big Butternut Lake, and a torchlight parade on Main Street. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Freeze Fest, Sturgeon Spectacular, and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 2 Feb. 2020 Or check out the remodeled Colorado Snowsports Museum before witnessing the periodic Friday evening spectacles in which skiers dressed in vintage World War II 10th Mountain Division Ski Trooper uniforms descend in a torchlight ski parade. Elaine Glusac,, "What’s new this ski season, from terrain parks and pass wars to dark-sky intrigues," 4 Nov. 2019 The massive London party will be matched or even exceeded by the multi-day Hogmanay New Years celebrations in Edinburgh, which began Monday night with a torchlight parade through the streets of the Scottish capital. Arkansas Online, "Cheers, tears, prayers for 2020: A new decade is ushered in," 1 Jan. 2020 Breckenridge Ski Resort has not changed plans to hold its annual New Year’s Eve torchlight parade, in which ski and snowboard instructors carry torches and ride from the top of one of the mountain’s peaks down to the resort village. USA TODAY, "Surfing Santas, endangered red wolves, who owns the letter ‘O’?: News from around our 50 states," 28 Dec. 2019 From 5-8 p.m., there will be a variety of events including a torchlight parade, fireworks, an appearance by Santa Claus, a fire pit and refreshments. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Alyeska, Hillside ski areas to open this week," 12 Dec. 2019 In the 1970s its workers built roads in Saudi Arabia, often at night by torchlight. The Economist, "Demography Will age weaken the Asian tiger economies?," 5 Dec. 2019 From its race of the Santas and Christmas Eve services to its scenic sleigh rides and New Year's Eve on-mountain torchlight parade, Breckenridge is the perfect destination to get families in the holidayspirit. Judy Koutsky, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Snow-Filled Christmas Vacation Ideas," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of torchlight

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Torchlight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of torchlight

: the light from a burning torch
British : the light from a flashlight

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