Definition of chandelier in English:


Syllabification: chan·de·lier
Pronunciation: /ˌSHandəˈlir


A 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.


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

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