Definition of thurible in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈθjʊərɪb(ə)l/


A censer.
Example sentences
  • From the abrazier (coal pot), pieces of coals were taken and placed in the thurible (a metal censer, suspended from chains, in which incense is burned) which the Archbishop used to incense the marble crosses and the congregation.
  • Milbank demonstrates how Gutierrez, Segundo, and the brothers Boff do nothing more than swing a thurible around the totem of ‘progress’ constructed by liberals and Marxists.
  • He was swinging the thurible in a one hundred and eighty-degree arc.


Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin thuribulum, from thus, thur- 'incense' (see thurifer).

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