votive candle

noun

Definition of votive candle

1 : a candle lit in devotion or gratitude
2 : a small squat candle

called also votive

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Stock up on jewel-tone votive candles made in-store, specialty mood-boosting essential oils, and chakra sprays for relaxation and balancing energy. Lily Kupets, Vogue, "A Winter Weekend Destination You’ve Likely Overlooked: New Paltz, New York," 28 Dec. 2018 Add red-colored corn syrup to votive candles for a bloody addition to your creepy collection. Mark Addison, Seventeen, "12 Genius Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party Your Friends Will Never Forget," 8 Aug. 2018 Add red-colored corn syrup to votive candles for a bloody addition to your creepy collection. Mark Addison, Seventeen, "12 Genius Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party Your Friends Will Never Forget," 8 Aug. 2018 Add red-colored corn syrup to votive candles for a bloody addition to your creepy collection. Mark Addison, Seventeen, "12 Genius Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party Your Friends Will Never Forget," 8 Aug. 2018 Add red-colored corn syrup to votive candles for a bloody addition to your creepy collection. Mark Addison, Seventeen, "12 Genius Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party Your Friends Will Never Forget," 8 Aug. 2018 Add red-colored corn syrup to votive candles for a bloody addition to your creepy collection. Mark Addison, Seventeen, "12 Genius Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party Your Friends Will Never Forget," 8 Aug. 2018 The historian and 40 conservators already spent a day and a half this month disassembling a second memorial at nearby Pine Trails Park, which included about 1,500 similar items, such as votive candles and balloons. Phillip Valys, Sun-Sentinel.com, "50 volunteers dismantle Stoneman Douglas memorial for preservation," 28 Mar. 2018 On Thursday, alongside the pool’s 10-foot steel fence, someone had left a white votive candle to remember the boy who two days earlier climbed it just once. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Timeline Of A Tragedy: Hours Passed Before Drowned Boy Was Reported Missing, City Cameras Failed To Alert Police," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of votive candle

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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votive candle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of votive candle

: a small candle that is sometimes used in religious ceremonies

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