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candlewick Syllabification: can·dle·wick
Pronunciation: /ˈkandlˌwik/

Definition of candlewick in English:


1A thick, soft cotton fabric with a raised, tufted pattern: [as modifier]: a candlewick dressing gown
More example sentences
  • The roomy double bedroom suites were originally plainly decorated, their walls covered with sea grass, the beds under light-colored candlewick counterpanes, and pale Wilton wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • He falls asleep while praying on his knees and wakes up with his mouth full of candlewick bedspread.
  • A single tear ran down his face and onto the candlewick bedspread.
1.1The yarn used to make candlewick.
1.2Tufted embroidery work made with heavy cotton yarn similar to that used to make wicks for candles.

Words that rhyme with candlewick

Chadwick • Gatwick
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