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candlelight

[kan-dl-lahyt] /ˈkæn dlˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
the light of a candle.
2.
a dim artificial light.
3.
twilight; dusk.
Origin of candlelight
1000
before 1000; Middle English candel-liht, Old English candel-lēoht. See candle, light1
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  • There were rays of candlelight from one of them, and there was the sound of a footstep going about.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • In the candlelight Charley looked anxiously into Roger's face.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • Wi' candlelight and the cracking of logs and green bayleaves in the presses?

    The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie
  • He was then remanded by Bonner, with an order not to allow him his Bible nor candlelight.

  • One evening in mid-September he and Guy went after supper to see how some newly painted room looked by candlelight.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for candlelight

candlelight

/ˈkændəlˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
  1. the light from a candle or candles: they ate by candlelight
  2. (as modifier): a candlelight dinner
2.
dusk; evening
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Word Origin and History for candlelight
n.

Old English candelleoht; from candle + light (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for candlelight

candlelight

noun

Dusk or dawn

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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