Definition of torchlight in English:

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torchlight

Pronunciation: /ˈtɔːtʃlʌɪt/

noun

[mass noun]
The light of a torch or torches.
Example sentences
  • Slowly his eyes fluttered open, but the flickering torchlight that lit his cell seemed unnaturally bright.
  • He estimated his position from his brief view of the room with torchlight and the light framed by the doorway he had entered from.
  • The room was still lit by torchlight as Zarana rose from the cramped room and exited through paper door.

Derivatives

torchlit

adjective
Example sentences
  • It was the first torchlit scenic procession in New Orleans, a revolution in street pageantry, a revelation in artistic effects.
  • Visitors are being invited to join torchlit tours around the building during Hallowe'en week when guides will lead them around the dimly-lit museum galleries each evening, giving an insight into some of the spookier exhibits on show.
  • In fact, snow notwithstanding, things have been going seriously right: Moby has been secured, the torchlit procession has been successfully re-routed, and the health and safety people are happy.

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