Meaning of censer in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɛnsə/

Translate censer into Spanish


  • A container in which incense is burnt during a religious ceremony.

    ‘Fender, 52, carries it high over the ground and loose in his hands, like a priest holding the censer while dispensing incense in church.’
    • ‘Ash from incense censers, campfires and fireplaces can be used but I don't recommend them.’
    • ‘One further question… I now need to know where to get a good quality censer to burn incense in, and an oil lamp as well.’
    • ‘It gave the altarpiece an appearance similar to other religious objects made from precious materials, such as reliquaries, censers, patens, and chalices, reminding us of a concept known in economics as ‘substitute acquisition.’’
    • ‘The contents of the temple storehouse as given by the 883 Register indicate a majority of ritual goods such as urns, bowls, censers, and other altar implements.’
    • ‘Cue the parade of altar boys and priests singing, waving censers and bearing a ceramic Jesus high above their heads.’
    • ‘The Kyrie-Christe eleison, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei are repeated three times in the course of a Low Mass and in addition, in the course of a High Mass, the censer is swung three times to waft incense over altar, servers and people.’
    • ‘The crumpling ash from the incense could be heard melding inside the censer.’
    • ‘This piece, also composed of scrap metal and recycled car and motorcycle parts, depicts a priest holding what appears to be a censer, commonly used in Catholic Mass.’
    • ‘The treasury has been converted into a bright little museum of censers, illuminated manuscripts and paintings.’
    • ‘The archangels carry the attributes of officiating clergy at the Mass of the Dead, Michael the cross, Gabriel the censer, and Raphael the book.’
    • ‘A deep brown Yixing teapot featuring an ancient censer was said to have been made at the beginning of the 20th century.’
    • ‘The pewter censer spews the sweetest peppered scent.’
    • ‘They are swinging the censer, and through the perfumed smoke they chant together,’
    • ‘And when the younger man took a censer and I hoped that it was almost over, sounds of fighting came from outside.’
    • ‘Behind the pair, an old man followed, swinging a censer in their wake.’
    • ‘On either side are two triangular spaces, with St Gabriel swinging a censer on the right and St Michael offering his sword, on the left.’
    • ‘If you're wondering what to do in that pottery class you signed up for, a censer is a brilliant project.’
    • ‘It seems to show the wing of an angel swinging a censer, and the head of another angel with its halo.’
    • ‘Your censer empty by your side has lost its scent and lies askew for other worshippers to fill again.’


Middle English from Old French censier, from encensier, from encens (see incense).