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firelight

Line breaks: fire|light
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪəlʌɪt
 
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Definition of firelight in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Light from a fire in a fireplace: the room was lit only by firelight
More example sentences
  • Sitting in the rosy glow of candle and firelight we thought it looked rather romantic.
  • The flickering firelight lit them all in its tumbling glow.
  • The whole city would be lit by firelight and fireworks instead of moonlight.

Origin

Old English fȳr-lēoht (see fire, light1).

Derivatives

firelit

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The colours of the hills are sensational, the skies glint in a shifting palette of smeary lights; the seas are boisterous and thrilling, the pubs cosy and firelit.
  • A glimmer in the distance gradually took shape to reveal our final, firelit banquet - upon an island.
  • A few small panes betray high bookshelves in a firelit room, a woman sweeping floors, a glimpse of some unknowing boy at work at evening chores.

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