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 Part of the compound, the Beach Cafe is waterfront dining by torchlight. Tracey Minkin, Travel + Leisure, 2 Mar. 2021 But as transporting as these embellishments are, we are held even more powerfully by the sheer force of Roman’s narration, by the glow of the torchlight on the faces of his captive audience and by their vigorous responses to each new twist and turn. Justin Chang Film Critic, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2021 Ukraine’s far-right nationalists, meanwhile, prefer black balaclavas and torchlight rallies. Sophie Pinkham, The New Yorker, 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, 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,, 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, 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, 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, 12 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 27 Jul. 2021.

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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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