Definition of son et lumière in English:

son et lumière


  • An entertainment held by night at a historic monument or building, telling its history by the use of lighting effects and recorded sound.

    in singular ‘the son et lumière at the temple of Karnak’
    mass noun ‘a performance of son et lumière’
    as modifier ‘many castles have son et lumière shows’
    • ‘Other events could include a son et lumière at Clifford's Tower.’
    • ‘The Tour is spectacle over substance, a sporting son et lumière.’
    • ‘The 50th Ilkley Flower Show will also take place during the festival weeks, and organisers hope to include more events in the programme, including a possible son et lumière at Darwin Gardens and Ilkley Tarn.’
    • ‘Another planned musical event is a Music on the Moor son et lumière at Darwin Gardens and Ilkley Tarn.’
    • ‘The trip will finish at the more recent site of Castle Toward, which will then become the venue for the son et lumière and fireworks finale at sunset.’


French, literally ‘sound and light’.


son et lumière

/sɔ̃ e lymjɛʀ//ˌsɒn eɪ ˈluːmjɛː/