can·​dle·​light·​er ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌ(l)ī-tər How to pronounce candlelighter (audio)
: one who lights the candles for a ceremony
: 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,, 20 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of candlelighter was in the 15th century

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“Candlelighter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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