Definition of candlepower in English:

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candlepower

Pronunciation: /ˈkandlˌpou(ə)r/

noun

Illuminating power expressed in candelas or candles: [as modifier]: a 16-candlepower lamp
More example sentences
  • Some areas at the Tate were inexplicably illuminated at the low candlepower reserved for the most fragile old-master drawings.
  • Bury people reacted to black-out life and candlepower lighting this week as industrial action by electricity workers left the country in the dark.
  • Aladdin Mantle Lamps use kerosene and emit 60 candlepower of light without smoke or odor.

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Syllabification: can·dle·pow·er

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