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
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  • I never saw the Church so adorned with Tapestry and Lustres, nor illuminated with cierges in my life.
  • Inspired by your thoughts, I went to the Cathedral before the game and paid 4 big bucks to light a cierge.
  • 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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