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Definition of fairy lights in English:

plural noun

British
Small coloured electric lights used for decoration, especially at festivals such as Christmas.
Example sentences
  • A Christmas window display in the shop of Messrs Tipping and Lee, coal merchants, Brook Street, Ilkley, was burned out through the fusing of an electric fairy light which formed part of the decorations.
  • Once, fairy lights were either jaunty and multicoloured or clear white, but, these days, there is a fairy light to suit every aesthetic and sensibility - you just have to find it.
  • I can see inspiration bursting like a fairy light in Tony's eyes.

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