plural noun

the lamps providing illumination of the auditorium or seating area of a theater.

Origin of houselights

First recorded in 1915–20; house + light1 + -s3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for houselights

Historical Examples of houselights

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

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis