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girandole Syllabification: gir·an·dole
Pronunciation: /ˈjirənˌdōl/

Definition of girandole in English:


A branched support for candles or other lights, which either stands on a surface or projects from a wall.
Example sentences
  • The show will feature exquisite items from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century, including silver, giltwood and crystal chandeliers, sconces and girandoles, candelabra and candlesticks.
  • There are also two exceptional George III-style, giltwood mirror girandoles, and a quantity of chandeliers including two outstanding pairs, each with an estimate of €8,000 - €15,000.
  • The architects Robert and James Adam published designs for hanging lamps and girandoles in their Works in Architecture.


Mid 17th century (denoting a revolving cluster of fireworks): from French, from Italian girandola, from girare 'gyrate, turn', from Latin gyrare (see gyrate).

Words that rhyme with girandole

manhole • rathole
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