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houselights

[ hous-lahyts ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌlaɪts /
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plural noun
the lamps providing illumination of the auditorium or seating area of a theater.
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Origin of houselights

First recorded in 1915–20; house + light1 + -s3
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How to use houselights in a sentence

  • Then she realized that Kennicott had forgotten to turn off the houselights.

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British Dictionary definitions for houselights

house lights

pl n
the lights in the auditorium of a theatre, cinema, etc
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