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Candlelight Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the light provided by a burning candle

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  • the light provided by a burning candle

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Candlelight Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A candle is a stick made of wax with a string (a thin piece of rope) straight in the middle. If someone puts the string on fire, the flame burns slowly but for a long time.

Fire can burn most string very fast. But in a candle, the string does not burn fast, because the fire melts the wax instead. The wax sometimes drips down the side of the candle. When the melted wax is far from the flame, it gets hard again, and can be used again in a new candle.

The flame is very hot, since it is a very small, real fire. The light blue part of the flame can be as hot as 1,400 °C (2,550 °F). It can still burn people and things. If the fire spreads, it can grow into a very big fire and even burn down a house or building.

If the flame is kept on the candle long enough, the candle will slowly get shorter and shorter until it is gone. The fire on a candle can be put out by blowing air on it. There is also a special tool called a "candle snuffer" that covers the fire with a small metal cup and puts it out. Today, candle snuffers are usually only used in churches or in places where candles are up very high. Stopping the fire stops the candle from burning until it is all gone.

Candlelight Sample Sentences in News

  • Court dismisses prosecution appeal against 21 over 2008 candlelight vigil – Bernama
    The Court of Appeal today struck out a prosecution appeal and upheld the acquittal of 21 people over a candlelight vigil six years ago. Justice Datuk Wira Mohtarudin Baki, chairing a three-member panel, ruled that the appeal brought by the prosecution was incompetent after allowing a preliminary objection raised by counsel Gobind Singh Deo.... Read more on this news related to 'Candlelight'
  • Dining in the dark to save our planet
    CANDLELIGHT EVENING: Julie Dickson, owner/manager of Black Sombrero, and her head chef Greg Andren are supporting Earth Hour. Mireille Merlet-Shaw Read more on this news related to 'Candlelight'
  • Candlelight vigil in Civic Center park for N.C. shooting victims
    A candlelight vigil will be held Sunday in Civic Center park to commemorate three Muslim students killed this week in Chapel Hill, N.C. Read more on this news related to 'Candlelight'

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