Definition of electrolier in English:

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electrolier

Pronunciation: /əˌlektrəˈlir/

noun

A chandelier in which the lights are electrical.
Example sentences
  • For some of her larger lamps and electroliers, she used the striated and textured surfaces of shells to give a decorative three-dimensional effect to a shade.
  • The catalogue offered more than thirty models of lamps, sconces, and electroliers, and she held several examples of most models in her inventory.
  • The interior, which is reflected across the adjacent bandstand as it grows dark, is all scumbling and dragging and poison-blue electroliers.

Origin

Late 19th century: from electro-, on the pattern of chandelier.

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Syllabification: e·lec·tro·lier

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