candlewick

noun
can·​dle·​wick | \ ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌwik How to pronounce candlewick (audio) \

Definition of candlewick

1 : the wick of a candle
2 : a soft cotton embroidery yarn also : embroidery made with this yarn usually in tufts

Examples of candlewick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lulu had bounced on the peach candlewick bedspread while Charlotte went through the drawers. Tessa Hadley, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of candlewick

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Candlewick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candlewick. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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