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"candle" in British English

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candlenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkæn.dəl/  us   /ˈkæn.dəl/
B1 a stick-shaped piece of wax with a wick (= piece of string) in the middle of it that produces light as it slowly burns: Shall I light a candle?

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(Definition of candle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"candle" in American English

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candlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæn·dəl/
a piece of wax shaped like a stick with a wick (= string) in the middle that burns slowly, giving off light
(Definition of candle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “candle”
in Korean 초…
in Arabic شَمْعة…
in Malaysian lilin…
in French bougie…
in Russian свеча…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蠟燭…
in Italian candela…
in Turkish mum…
in Polish świeczka…
in Spanish vela…
in Vietnamese cây nến…
in Portuguese vela…
in Thai เทียน…
in German die Kerze…
in Catalan espelma…
in Japanese ろうそく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蜡烛…
in Indonesian lilin…
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