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[lamp-lahyt] /ˈlæmpˌlaɪt/
the light thrown by a lamp.
Origin of lamplight
1570-80; lamp + light1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for lamplight
  • The pale face thus peeled in the lamplight revealed not so much rage as astonishment.
  • Brighter than these, shone the faces of friends in the glimmering lamplight.
  • He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight.
  • In the evenings, deep snow drifts lining frozen sidewalks glow in intermittent pools of lamplight from above.
  • The warm glow of fireplaces and oil lamplight will further lift holiday spirits.
Word Origin and History for lamplight

also lamp-light, late 14c., from lamp + light (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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