Definition of soul candle in US English:

soul candle

noun

  • In Judaism: a candle lit in memory of a parent, relative, or friend on the anniversary of his or her death, or to honour the dead at a religious festival or ceremonial occasion.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From soul + candle.

Pronunciation

soul candle

/ˈsəʊl ˌkandl/