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fairy lights

plural noun
small coloured electric bulbs strung together and used for decoration, esp on a Christmas tree
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  • Driving out one evening from Cirencester, the road on either side was illuminated with the fairy lights of countless glow-worms.

    A Cotswold Village J. Arthur Gibbs
  • fairy lights winked in hooded windows like deep-set eyes, and a soft warm haze lapped round him dreamily, lulling his senses.

    Stubble George Looms
  • The lanterns look like fairy lights as they curve round the end of Pembridge Road.

    The Napoleon of Notting Hill Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • Across the face of the waters glistening bands of emerald green and serene blue quivered in fairy lights.

    The Pillar of Light Louis Tracy
  • There will be the band and the arranging of the fairy lights and one thing or another, ma'am.

    You Never Can Tell George Bernard Shaw
  • At night the avenues of booths are illuminated with thousands of fairy lights, electric lamps and Chinese lanterns.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
  • Up-stream shone the fairy lights of the other bridges that span the East River.

    The Secret Wireless Lewis E. Theiss

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