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There were lighted candles all down the polished table. Diana Wynne Jones CHARMED LIFE (1977)There were flowers and candles and we talked nonstop. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Peter was lighting the candle end with a hand that trembled. E. Nesbit The Railway Children (1906)Better to light one candle than blame the darkness. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You have no intention of taking a rest but do not burn the candle at both ends. The Sun (2015)Church candles and hurricane lamps are tasteful but bland. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The candles were flickering in their sockets. Elizabeth Gaskell North and South (1855)There will be no birthday cake and not a single candle. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Running a candle flame up and down a twisted piece of dry hair. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The flesh was the colour of candle wax. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Three teams battled it out in a relay race while holding birthday candles. The Sun (2010)The memorial of flowers and candles on the pavement outside continues to grow. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was wonder that some of them also to burn the candle at both ends. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Light one large candle and put it somewhere in the middle of the room where your group is meeting. Christianity Today (2000)Only a lighted candle provides a reminder of its earlier, more urgent purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Let's hope the ladies bake one of their splendid cakes and stick some candles on the top. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My first instinct was that i had to pray, light candles and then get to bed as soon as possible. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I had lighted the candle, to give the room a cheerful appearance against her return. Elizabeth Gaskell Cranford (1853)

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Translations for 'candle'

British English: candle /ˈkændl/ NOUN
A candle is a stick of hard wax with a piece of string called a wick through the middle. You light the wick so the candle produces light.
The bedroom was lit by a single candle.
  • American English: candle
  • Arabic: شَمْعَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: vela
  • Chinese: 蜡烛
  • Croatian: svijeća
  • Czech: svíčka
  • Danish: stearinlys
  • Dutch: kaars
  • European Spanish: vela alumbrar
  • Finnish: kynttilä
  • French: bougie de cire
  • German: Kerze
  • Greek: κερί
  • Italian: candela
  • Japanese: ろうそく
  • Korean: 양초
  • Norwegian: stearinlys
  • Polish: świeca
  • European Portuguese: vela
  • Romanian: lumânare
  • Russian: свеча
  • Latin American Spanish: vela cirio
  • Swedish: stearinljus
  • Thai: เทียน
  • Turkish: mum
  • Ukrainian: свічка
  • Vietnamese: nến

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