candlelight

[kan-dl-lahyt]
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noun

the light of a candle.
a dim artificial light.
twilight; dusk.

Nearby words

  1. candle-tree,
  2. candlebeam,
  3. candleberry,
  4. candlefish,
  5. candleholder,
  6. candlelit,
  7. candlemas,
  8. candlemass,
  9. candlenut,
  10. candlepin

Origin of candlelight

before 1000; Middle English candel-liht, Old English candel-lēoht. See candle, light1

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British Dictionary definitions for candlelight

candlelight

noun

  1. the light from a candle or candlesthey ate by candlelight
  2. (as modifier)a candlelight dinner
dusk; evening
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Word Origin and History for candlelight

candlelight

n.

Old English candelleoht; from candle + light (n.).

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