[ lamp-lahyt ]

  1. the light thrown by a lamp.

Origin of lamplight

First recorded in 1570–80; lamp + light1

Words Nearby lamplight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lamplight in a sentence

  • Outside, away from the glow of the fire and the soft lamplight, the night was chill and murky.

  • "Oh," she exclaimed carelessly, and went on knitting, drawing closer to the lamplight.

  • Talpers flushed angrily, and then grinned, until his alkali-cracked lips glistened in the lamplight.

    Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
  • In the morning, we all arose early and took our last breakfast together by lamplight.

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • Mary saw Morgiana standing in the dim lamplight, her head bowed upon her hands.

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis