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candlewick

Line breaks: candle|wick
Pronunciation: /ˈkand(ə)lwɪk
 
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Definition of candlewick in English:

noun

[mass noun]
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.

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