Definition of waxen in English:


Syllabification: wax·en
Pronunciation: /ˈwaksən


1Having a smooth, pale, translucent surface or appearance like that of wax: a canopy of waxen, creamy blooms
More example sentences
  • His face was nearly colorless, his skin pale and waxen.
  • The blossoms upon the lilac tree looked waxen in the pale light and filled the air with heavenly fragrance.
  • The body was waxen and pale, grained like the ancient bark of an oak after rain.
1.1 archaic or literary Made of wax: a waxen effigy
More example sentences
  • The restaurant area is aglow with vibrant shades of turquoise and tangerine, while huge candles drip waxen stalactites down one wall.

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