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1 definition by blazergirl

a small candle also known as a nightlight, they burn for hours and are contained in a thin metal casing, if left to burn for long enough , the wax will completely liquefy. They can come in many exciting scents and colours but are most commonly white and without a scent. people put them floating in a glass of water or in a small patterned cup or lantern to decorate, create an atmosphere or jazz up an area.
person 1: the guests should be arriving to the party soon but the table is lacking something.. and i can't for the life of me put my finger on what it is!

person2: Here, wack some tealights in these colourful glasses and voila! see how the light shines through and reflects the colours!
by blazergirl July 06, 2009