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,, "Parkland synagogue remembers fallen and celebrates Israel's 70th," 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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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