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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kwanzaa candles are mounted on a candleholder called a kinara. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 26 Dec. 2022 They are held in a kinara, which is a candleholder used specifically for Kwanzaa. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 22 Dec. 2022 The candleholder, by contrast, produced a ratings drop of a measly three points. Discover Magazine, 15 Jan. 2015 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, 16 Nov. 2022 Decorate your table with this festive candleholder centerpiece featuring festive berries, snowy pinecones and evergreen branches. Emily Rochotte, Good Housekeeping, 26 Oct. 2022 Buy a single candleholder, or pick up a three-piece set for $75 or the entire six-piece set for $160. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 31 Aug. 2022 The candleholder has seven candles in red, green, and black, which are lit one-by-one. Rashika Jaipuriar, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Nov. 2021 Touches of the alloy around your home, like a brass candleholder, can brighten your rooms. Paige Stables, Allure, 26 Mar. 2021 See More

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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 7 Feb. 2023.

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