What is another word for censer?

Pronunciation: [sˈɛnsə] (IPA)

The word "censer" is typically used to refer to a bowl-shaped metal container that is used to burn incense during religious or spiritual ceremonies. However, there are a number of synonyms that can be used to describe this item. Some common alternatives include thurible, incense burner, and sensorium. Other less commonly used synonyms include fumarium, suffumigator, and odoriferous. Depending on the context, these words may be more or less appropriate than "censer," but they all refer to a similar type of item used for burning incense.

Synonyms for Censer:

What are the hypernyms for Censer?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Censer?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for censer (as nouns)

Usage examples for Censer

Immediately on his entrance the clouds arising from the censer must fill the chamber, that the priest might not see the face of Jehovah over the cherubs and die.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)"
Max Duncker
There was the priest, a fine stout man with a long black beard and hair falling below his shoulders, clothed in silk of gold and purple, waving a censer, monotoning the prayers in a high Russian tenor, with one eye on the choir of sanitars, one eye on the candles blown by the wind, the breeze meanwhile playing irreverent jests on his splendid skirts of gold.
"The Dark Forest"
Hugh Walpole
Then with bruised, burning gums that made all sweet, Came censer-bearing pages, and then came Bearers in white with cressets full of flame, Whose red tongues made the shadows dance like devils.
"King Cole"
John Masefield

Famous quotes with Censer

  • Thine eye was on the censer, And not the hand that bore it.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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