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1. sconce

noun. ['ˈskɑːns'] a candle or flaming torch secured in a sconce.

Synonyms

  • light

Antonyms

  • light
  • extinguish

Etymology

  • esconce (French)
  • absconsus (Latin)
  • schans (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

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Rhymes with Sconce

  • nonchalance
  • renaissance
  • lesperance
  • response
  • scronce
  • reponse
  • schronce
  • cronce
  • yonce
  • ponce
  • nonce
  • honse
  • hans
  • gonce

How do you pronounce sconce?

Pronounce sconce as skɑns.

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Sentences with sconce


1. Noun, singular or mass
I love a sconce with an Edison bulb like this one.

2. sconce

noun. ['ˈskɑːns'] a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather.

Antonyms

  • chaste

Etymology

  • esconce (French)
  • absconsus (Latin)
  • schans (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

3. sconce

noun. ['ˈskɑːns'] a decorative wall bracket for holding candles or other sources of light.

Synonyms

  • wall bracket

Antonyms

  • bright
  • dull

Etymology

  • esconce (French)
  • absconsus (Latin)
  • schans (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

4. sconce

noun. ['ˈskɑːns'] a small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate.

Synonyms

  • earthwork
  • fortress

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • heavy

Etymology

  • esconce (French)
  • absconsus (Latin)
  • schans (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
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