Definition of candelabra
: a branched candlestick or lamp with several lights
Recent Examples of candelabra from the Web
From her sprays of brass armature that resemble giant molecular models and strands of DNA, to a series of spiky, spiny candelabras that look like tree fungus (and would make great centerpieces at a goth wedding).
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Origin and Etymology of candelabra
alteration of Latin candelabrum, from candela
First Known Use: 1805See Words from the same year
CANDELABRA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of candelabra for English Language Learners
: an object with several branches for holding candles or lights
CANDELABRA Defined for Kids
Definition of candelabra for Students
: a candlestick or lamp that has several branches for lights
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