sealing wax

sealing wax in use

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PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: sēlʹĭng wăks', IPA(key): /ˈsiːlɪŋ ˌwæks/

NounEdit

sealing wax (uncountable)

  1. Wax formerly melted onto a letter to seal it; the picture of the sender's seal was often pressed into the wax as evidence that the letter had not been opened.

Derived termsEdit

  • sealing-wax red

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Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 19:08