Entry from US English dictionary
A candle lighted and placed on a shrine as an act of devotion.
- In a real cathedral or church my spirit expands if there are dim corners where worshipers can pray privately before illuminated icons and banks of vigil lights.
- Above this most Holy monument to Orthodoxy hang 43 golden vigil lights which are lit day and night.
- He lit the vigil lights with great reverence for he loved the saints before whose images they burned.
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Syllabification: vig·il light
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