candlelighter

noun
can·​dle·​light·​er | \ ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌ(l)ī-tər How to pronounce candlelighter (audio) \

Definition of candlelighter

1 : one who lights the candles for a ceremony
2 : a long-handled implement with a taper and a candlesnuffer that is used for the ceremonial lighting and extinguishing of candles

Examples of candlelighter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the other candlelighters during the ceremony included Eden's sister Maia Hebron, 18, and Yuval Benit, 18. Sergio Carmona, Sun-Sentinel.com, 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of candlelighter

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Candlelighter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candlelighter. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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