kinara

noun
ki·​na·​ra | \ kē-ˈnä-rə How to pronounce kinara (audio) \

Definition of kinara

: a candelabra with seven candlesticks used in celebrating Kwanzaa

Examples of kinara in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Evanston’s Kwanzaa Storytelling and Festival event was streamed live on Dec. 26, but a handful of spectators still chose to attend a short outdoor kinara ceremony at Fountain Square. Karie Angell Luc, chicagotribune.com, 27 Dec. 2021 Fountain Square features a large Kwanzaa candle kinara by Evanston artist Eric Beauchamp who was commissioned by the city to create the sculpture. Karie Angell Luc, chicagotribune.com, 27 Dec. 2021 Paper flames on this candelabra, known as a kinara, enable little hands to help with the Kwanzaa tradition of lighting a candle daily from December 26 to January 1. Amber Kemp-gerstel, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Dec. 2021 SeaWorld also will be celebrating Hanukkah and Kwanzaa with a traditional menorah lighting from Nov. 28 to Dec. 6 and a nightly lighting of the kinara from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2021 SeaWorld also will be celebrating Hanukkah and Kwanzaa with a traditional menorah lighting from Nov. 28-Dec. 6 and a nightly lighting of the kinara from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, 2022. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2021 The Maplewood mother of five adult children never puts away her kinara, the candelabra that's central to any observance of Kwanzaa. Rohan Preston Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 18 Dec. 2020 Images of a menorah and a kinara were torn down from a cultural celebration bulletin board in Wilson Hall. Amanda Blanco, courant.com, 2 Nov. 2020 Each day of the festival is dedicated to a specific principal, marked by lighting a new candle on the kinara, a seven-branched candelabra. Leah Asmelash, CNN, 26 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of kinara

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kinara

Swahili, candlestick

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“Kinara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kinara. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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