Definition of chandelier in English:

chandelier

Line breaks: chan|de¦lier
Pronunciation: /ˌʃandəˈlɪə
 
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noun

  • A large, decorative hanging light with branches for several light bulbs or candles.
    More example sentences
    • It used to light up a room better than a crystal chandelier that used thirty light bulbs.
    • The light from candlelit chandeliers cast a soft and erratic glow upon her skin.
    • A hundred strings and chains dangled candle lamps and small chandeliers at about ten foot.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French, from chandelle 'candle', from Latin candela, from candere 'be white, glisten'.

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