Definition of "lampion" []

  • An oil-burning lamp, often of colored glass, for outdoor use. (noun)

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Use "lampion" in a sentence
  • "Bayou La Fourche in Louisiana have the same 'lampion' light!"
  • "Odious candles fumed and dribbled a sooty wax upon some (though by no means all) of these tables, and a green and orange lampion with a torn shade swung in the center of the room, seeming to tremble at the high-pitched anger of the voices below it The backs of jostling onlookers obscured what was taking place there."
  • "Turning on his stool, Silk looked behind him; the injured man and the drunken woman were no longer beneath the lampion, though he had not heard diem go."