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houselights

[hous-lahyts] /ˈhaʊsˌlaɪts/
plural noun
1.
the lamps providing illumination of the auditorium or seating area of a theater.
Origin of houselights
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; house + light1 + -s3
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  • Then she realized that Kennicott had forgotten to turn off the houselights.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis

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