can·​dle·​hold·​er ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce candleholder (audio)

Examples of candleholder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try teal spirals or striped acid yellow tapers in silver candleholders topped with jade rings or pale blue ones that look like large format rigatoni bent into interesting shapes. Devra Ferst, Bon Appétit, 11 Apr. 2024 During Kwanzaa, families often gather to light the kinara (a candleholder with seven candles), discuss the principle of the day and exchange homemade or educational gifts. Melissa Noel, Essence, 18 Dec. 2023 Kwanzaa candles are mounted on a candleholder called a kinara. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 17 Dec. 2023 Delaney Candlestick Upgrade your home decor with these sleek and unique candleholders, each featuring a slightly different build and hue. Anna Tingley, Variety, 16 Nov. 2023 The set comes with nine magnetic candleholders—a taller, silver one for the central candle and eight other multicolor ones—that can be rearranged to your liking. Jamie Weissman, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2023 At the center, tuck in a glass hurricane candleholder, clear drinking glass or bowl. Karen Hugg, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2023 The steel and aluminum style features a sleek curved silver base and multicolor candleholders that’ll work as a decorative piece in your home when the holiday’s over. Jamie Weissman, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2023 Like any tall taper candle, these don’t balance on their own but feature a tapered base that fits into any standard candleholder. Maya Polton, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of candleholder was in 1846

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“Candleholder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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