candelabra

noun can·de·la·bra \ ˌkan-də-ˈlä-brə , sometimes -ˈla- \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of candelabra

: a branched candlestick or lamp with several lights

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Origin and Etymology of candelabra

alteration of Latin candelabrum, from candela


CANDELABRA Defined for English Language Learners

candelabra

noun

Definition of candelabra for English Language Learners

  • : an object with several branches for holding candles or lights


CANDELABRA Defined for Kids

candelabra

noun can·de·la·bra \ ˌkan-də-ˈlä-brə , -ˈla- \

Definition of candelabra for Students

: a candlestick or lamp that has several branches for lights


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