Definition of candlelight in US English:



  • Dim light provided by a candle or candles.

    ‘we dined by candlelight’
    • ‘The performances will be by candlelight lending a relaxed ambience to the evening.’
    • ‘It would obviously be impossible to view the exhibits in the penumbral candlelight by which they would originally have been seen.’
    • ‘You'll find that many restaurants will go out of their way to capture the mood of the evening with candlelight and even a special menu.’
    • ‘The narrow mine shafts meant miners often had to work on their sides by candlelight.’
    • ‘Two paintings and a bizarre set of events bring these five very different and lonely people together to dine by candlelight.’
    • ‘There was no sound of movement in the house as he climbed slowly down two flights of stairs, also lit by candlelight, to the ground floor.’
    • ‘The audience will be treated to a mince pie and carols by candlelight.’
    • ‘The stone stairways and halls of this wonderfully atmospheric venue will be aglow with candlelight.’
    • ‘There was no glass in the windows, no electricity or candlelight, nothing but the brilliant stars.’
    • ‘Some have textured tops and the dimpled surface is thin enough to allow candlelight to shine through the porcelain.’
    • ‘The atmosphere is bound to get you into the Christmas mood as the venue will be lit by candlelight for the concert.’
    • ‘But much of the time there is no electricity, and at night we sit by candlelight.’
    • ‘The candlelight was the only thing lighting the place, so it was pretty romantic.’
    • ‘The prompters had to have good eyesight as they generally had to depend on candlelight to read the script.’
    • ‘To create a romantic ambience, nothing beats candlelight and the right sort of food served in the right way, he says.’
    • ‘My most memorable time by far was performing in concert by candlelight in the gallery when the lights went out.’
    • ‘At home, still with no power, we played board games and Mammy read us stories by candlelight.’
    • ‘Power shortages are nothing new to the Lebanese who survived on candlelight during 17 years of civil war.’
    • ‘She loves soft music, candlelight, and long walks on the beach at sunset.’
    • ‘The wooden interior of the chalet glows invitingly in the soft candlelight.’