noun \ˌshan-də-ˈlir\

: a large, decorated light that hangs from a ceiling and has branches for holding many light bulbs or candles

Full Definition of CHANDELIER

:  a branched often ornate lighting fixture suspended from a ceiling
chan·de·liered \-ˈlird\ adjective

Illustration of CHANDELIER


French, from Old French, candle holder, modification of Latin candelabrum
First Known Use: 1736

Other Household Terms

cruet, curiosity, duvet, fiasco, sham, taper, valance, whatnot


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