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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Other events could include a son et lumière at Clifford's Tower.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Another planned musical event is a Music on the Moor son et lumière at Darwin Gardens and Ilkley Tarn.’


French, literally sound and light.


son et lumière

/French sɔ̃ e lymjɛʀ//ˌsɒn eɪ ˈluːmjɛː/