the light of a torch or torches.

Origin of torchlight

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at torch1, light1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for torchlight

Historical Examples of torchlight

  • The movement of the woman was stately, and the effect of the torchlight on the face was sinister.

    Heart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad

  • Before we'd gone half a mile it looked like a torchlight parade.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • When it's all over we'll have a torchlight procession and write to the girls!

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • In the torchlight she looked browner and more vigorous than when he had seen her last.

    The Devil's Asteroid

    Manly Wade Wellman

  • Instantly he squared round throwing the torchlight on my face.