Definition of waxen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwaksən/


1Having a smooth, pale, translucent surface or appearance like that of wax: a canopy of waxen, creamy blooms
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  • His face was nearly colorless, his skin pale and waxen.
  • The blossoms upon the lilac tree looked waxen in the pale light and filled the air with heavenly fragrance.
  • The body was waxen and pale, grained like the ancient bark of an oak after rain.
1.1 archaic or literary Made of wax: a waxen effigy
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  • The restaurant area is aglow with vibrant shades of turquoise and tangerine, while huge candles drip waxen stalactites down one wall.

Words that rhyme with waxen

flaxen, Jackson, klaxon, Sachsen, Saxon

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Syllabification: wax·en

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