Meaning of “firelight” in the English Dictionary


"firelight" in English

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firelightnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfaɪə.laɪt/ us /ˈfaɪr.laɪt/

Examples from literature

  • He stopped stroking the kitten and looked at her through the dim firelight. 
  • She lay back in the firelight, her beautiful brow and eyes softly illuminated. 
  • The dancing firelight sent shadow-blots and light-spots in a dozen directions with fantastic effect. 
  • The firelight and candlelight did not reach so far as the walls, but left them in soft darkness. 
  • The man stepped into the circle of the firelight, and held out his hand. 

(Definition of “firelight” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)