Definition of gasolier in English:


Syllabification: gas·o·lier
Pronunciation: /ˌɡasəˈlir
(also gaselier)


A chandelier with gas burners rather than light bulbs or candles.
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  • That Mrs Proudie installed gaseliers in the Bishop's palace for her first formal reception in Trollope's Barchester Towers was an indication of her hopelessly middle-class background.
  • The chandeliers in the drawing room, originally gasoliers, had been converted to electric light sometime in the 1920s.
  • The music reverberated from low rafters hung with ornamental gasoliers.


mid 19th century: from gas, on the pattern of chandelier.

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