Definition of lamplight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlampˌlīt/


The light cast from a lamp: he was working in the stables by lamplight
More example sentences
  • She was gone, melted into the dark shadows of the night outside the dim circle of lamplight.
  • And the art, hung here and there and lit in one case by lamplight, was a hodgepodge of styles.
  • The lamplight cast gentle shadows, and on the carpeted floor Ben's feet made no sound at all.



Pronunciation: /-ˌlit/
Example sentences
  • To the west the ornamental gardens complete with boating lake, all encircled by a lamplit carriage drive.
  • Seen from above, the horizon dissolves as the lamplit sea and starlit sky shimmer into one.
  • She walked between them down one lamplit corridor after another.

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Syllabification: lamp·light

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