candlelight

[kan-dl-lahyt]
noun
1.
the light of a candle.
2.
a dim artificial light.
3.
twilight; dusk.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English candel-liht, Old English candel-lēoht. See candle, light1

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candlelight (ˈkændəlˌlaɪt)
 
n
1.  a.  the light from a candle or candles: they ate by candlelight
 b.  (as modifier): a candlelight dinner
2.  dusk; evening

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Word Origin & History

candlelight
O.E. candelleoht; from candle + light (n.).
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Slang Dictionary

candlelight definition


  1. n.
    dusk; dawn. : I'll see you along about candlelight.
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Example sentences
People gathered in large yurts, the fire crackled and people told tales by
  candlelight.
Charity services, family services, carols by candlelight and sing-along
  concerts abound.
In many places, a lack of electricity means that cervical examinations are
  carried out haphazardly by candlelight.
The ultimate, scandal-inducing thrill was to view it by candlelight, which made
  it even more lifelike.
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