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girandole

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noun gir·an·dole \ˈjir-ən-ˌdōl\

Definition of girandole

  1. 1 :  a radiating and showy composition (as a cluster of skyrockets fired together)

  2. 2 :  an ornamental branched candlestick

  3. 3 :  a pendant earring usually with three ornaments hanging from a central piece



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Origin of girandole

French & Italian; French, from Italian girandola, from girare to turn, from Late Latin gyrare, from Latin gyrus gyre


First Known Use: 1749


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