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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Others leave flowers and votive candles at a colorful, makeshift altar. Kori Rumore, chicagotribune.com, "Nine times people in Chicago saw the Virgin Mary: 'A sort of tangible, visible encounter with the divine'," 12 Sep. 2019 At the foot of the grave there are four votive candles, along with messages, still legible. Nathaniel Penn, Popular Mechanics, "The Day the Town Blew Up," 3 June 2019 The store was closed Wednesday, but a memorial of flickering votive candles, assorted flowers and a large framed photo of Aranda standing behind the store’s counter attracted passersby. Zak Koeske, Daily Southtown, "Man found dead in car trunk outside Crete home was beloved Back of the Yards grocery store owner," 5 June 2019 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

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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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