Definition of watchfire in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwäCHˌfī(ə)r/
Pronunciation: /ˈwôCHˌfī(ə)r/


A fire maintained during the night as a signal or for the use of someone who is on watch.
Example sentences
  • And so their spirits soared as they took their positions down the passageways of battle all night long, and the watchfires blazed among them.
  • In the camp, beside the glowing remains of three watchfires, paired sentries sat on heaps of skins, talking in low tones and passing wineskins from hand to hand.
  • It was unusually silent, but all the watchfires in its streets were blazing with a terrible intensity.

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Syllabification: watch·fire

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