candlewick

noun

can·​dle·​wick ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌwik How to pronounce candlewick (audio)
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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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of candlewick was before the 12th century

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“Candlewick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candlewick. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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