Definition of censer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsensər/


A container in which incense is burned, typically during a religious ceremony.
Example sentences
  • Fender, 52, carries it high over the ground and loose in his hands, like a priest holding the censer while dispensing incense in church.
  • Ash from incense censers, campfires and fireplaces can be used but I don't recommend them.
  • One further question… I now need to know where to get a good quality censer to burn incense in, and an oil lamp as well.


Middle English: from Old French censier, from encensier, from encens (see incense1).

Words that rhyme with censer

censor, dispenser, fencer, Mensa, sensor, Spenser

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Syllabification: cen·ser

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