Share this entry

track lighting Syllabification: track light·ing

Definition of track lighting in English:


A lighting system in which the lights are fitted on tracks, allowing variable positioning.
Example sentences
  • It's easy to spend hundreds of dollars on halogen pot lights or track lighting, but nothing gets the job done quite like a string of well-placed Christmas lights.
  • The cell is dark - the only light emanating from track lighting set in the ceiling outside my personal suite.
  • Multiple track lighting with dimmers and down lights eliminate hot spots and allow us to adapt lighting to specific artworks.


track lights

plural noun
Example sentences
  • General, or ambient, lighting provides overall illumination by way of ceiling or wall-mounted fixtures, chandeliers, recessed lights, or track lights.
  • I remember a dim, pea-green room with, at one end, a concert grand on a low wooden dais: an obsidian shrine, illuminated by track lights hung from the ceiling.
  • There is one set of track lights above the stairway that are impossible to alter without scaffold or a very expensive, difficult-to-find, specialty ladder.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day exemplum
Pronunciation: iɡˈzempləm
an example or model...