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1. candle

noun. ['ˈkændəl'] stick of wax with a wick in the middle.

Synonyms

  • rushlight
  • wax light
  • wick
  • lamp
  • taper
  • dip
  • vigil light
  • chandlery
  • candlewick
  • rush candle

Antonyms

  • unpointedness
  • pointedness
  • raise
  • deposit

Etymology

  • candel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • candela (Latin)

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Rhymes with Candle

  • vanhandel
  • mishandle
  • scandal
  • krandall
  • crandell
  • crandall
  • brandle
  • brandl
  • brandel
  • yandle
  • yandell
  • vandal
  • sandal
  • randol
  • randle
  • randel
  • randall
  • randal
  • mandle
  • mandl
  • mandell
  • mandel
  • kandel
  • handle
  • handel
  • fandel
  • bandel
  • andel
  • andal

How do you pronounce candle?

Pronounce candle as ˈkændəl.

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Sentences with candle


1. Noun, singular or mass
The number one rule for fire safety is never to light a candle and then leave it unattended.

2. Adjective
Decide who will speak during the candle light memorial service.

Quotes about candle


1. To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
- Robert Burton

2. All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
- Francis of Assisi, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi

3. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- Buddha

2. candle

noun. ['ˈkændəl'] the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin.

Synonyms

  • candela
  • standard candle
  • cd
  • luminous intensity unit

Antonyms

  • esteem
  • respect
  • exclude
  • disrespect

Etymology

  • candel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • candela (Latin)

3. candle

verb. ['ˈkændəl'] examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light.

Synonyms

  • see

Antonyms

  • literalize
  • spiritualize

Etymology

  • candel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • candela (Latin)
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