Definición de death light en inglés

death light

(also dead light, deid licht)

Pronunciación /ˈdɛθ lʌɪt/


  • 1A mysterious light supposed to be seen floating or flickering in the air around a corpse, in a graveyard, etc.; a phosphorescent light superstitiously regarded as an omen of death, a corpse candle. Compare death fire , death candle death-flame .

  • 2marginal A light kept burning in the room of a person who is dying or has recently died.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Burns (1759–1796), poet. From death + light.