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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
1000
before 1000; Middle English candel-liht, Old English candel-lēoht. See candle, light1
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Examples from the web for candlelight
  • 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.
  • With their blues, deep reds and purples, these paintings look as though they were done by candlelight.
  • Reading by candlelight, if one was even literate and had access to books.
  • At night, soft candlelight or twinkling string lights make the walls glow with a satiny sheen.
  • Ay, but the colours do not look well by candlelight.
  • After knocking, he enters and sits down to a card game by candlelight.
  • In anticipation of the layoffs, students and faculty and staff members held a candlelight vigil last week.
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.).

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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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