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plural noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples

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

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis