Definition of cierge in English:


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Pronunciation: /sɪˈɛːʒ


A wax candle, especially one used in religious ceremonies: the cierges were lighted, and a splendid mass in music performed
More example sentences
  • I dutifully went ahead and nailed the thing up, even lighted a cierge or two.
  • In order than the finished cierges may cool gradually, they should be put between cloths and covered with blankets.
  • Edward donated six manors to the abbey on condition that the whole convent attended an annual vigil with 'one hundred cierges being being lighted about the queen's tomb'.


Middle English: from Old French cerge, from Latin cereas 'wax taper'.

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