son et lumière

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French, literally sound and light


  • IPA(key): ˈsɒn eɪ ˈluːmɪˌɛə


son et lumière (uncountable)

  1. An outdoor show consisting of special lighting effects projected onto a building, accompanied by music or narration.
    • 1992, Eugene Fodor, Fodor's France
      The Loire Valley's favorite form of cultural entertainment is son-et-lumiere, a dramatic spectacle.
    • 2007, Nicola Williams et al, France
      Free son et lumière shows, known as Les Clairs de Lune, are projected onto the chateau's façade nightly from July to mid-September.