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candle
American English: /ˈkændl/
British English: /ˈkand(ə)l/

Translation of candle in Spanish:

noun

  • (for altar)
    cirio (masculine)
    not to be worth the candle
    no merecer or valer la pena
    to burn the candle at both ends
    tratar de abarcar demasiado
    hacer de la noche día
    to hold a candle to somebodyshe can't o doesn't hold a candle to her sister
    no le llega ni a la suela del zapato a la hermana
    candle snuffer
    Example sentences
    • Light candles and burn oils to create a restful and tranquil environment.
    • She produces a lighter and the single candle on the table flickers into life alongside the vase of white flowers
    • Winstanley climbed up to the lantern and lit a dozen tallow candles.

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