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chandelier

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noun chan·de·lier \ˌshan-də-ˈlir\

Simple Definition of chandelier

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

Full Definition of chandelier

  1. :  a branched often ornate lighting fixture suspended from a ceiling

chan·de·liered play \-ˈlird\ adjective

Illustration of chandelier

Origin of chandelier

French, from Old French, candle holder, modification of Latin candelabrum


First Known Use: 1736

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