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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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  • He forgot, it seems, that phosphorus could not well be seen by candlelight.

  • It had lain so long in some darkened cellar that it seemed to blink in the candlelight.

    The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
  • One glance at her face in the candlelight seemed to tell all.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • The place was now lit up by candlelight and densely crowded.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • He swept off his hat, and the candlelight glinted on the steel buckle in front of it.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
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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