Definition of “Chinese lantern” - English Dictionary

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“Chinese lantern” in British English

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Chinese lanternnoun [ C ]

/ˌtʃaɪ.niːz ˈlæn.tən/ /ˌtʃaɪ.niːz ˈlæn.tɚn/

Examples from literature

  • A Chinese lantern, swung high up above, shed down a soft radiance upon them. 
  • Among the trees of the gardens were ropes of lights and the soft color-spots of Chinese lanterns. 
  • Chinese lanterns, like giant fire-flies, swung in the trees and on many graceful boats. 
  • The sun had set, leaving a yellow glow in the sky, and the Chinese lanterns were beginning to glow in the gathering twilight. 
  • We decorated our house and grounds with Chinese lanterns and national flags for their reception. 

(Definition of “Chinese lantern” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)