can·​de·​la·​bra | \ ˌkan-də-ˈlä-brə, sometimes -ˈla- How to pronounce candelabra (audio) \

Definition of candelabra

: a branched candlestick or lamp with several lights

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Industry groups, which support the move, say Congress never intended to regulate candelabra, reflector bulbs and round globe bulbs as general service lamps, which will be subject to a new 45-lumen standard as of Jan. 1, 2020. Benjamin Storrow, Scientific American, "Proposed Energy Efficiency Rules Could Slow Emissions Reductions," 17 June 2019 My husband was badly burned when a candelabra fell on his head and instantly engulfed him in flames. Jiji Lee, The New Yorker, "The Most Authentic Bistro in Paris," 4 June 2019 Sterling silver candelabras illuminated the evening. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream: This Bride Wore Custom Giambattista Valli for Her Wedding in the Hamptons," 6 Feb. 2019 About 120 guests in black-tie attire sat at long tables adorned with candelabras under a giant chandelier. Patricia Kowsmann, WSJ, "The Fall of the House of Ghosn," 16 Dec. 2018 Alter cheese plane; Antler candelabra—Vintage Home (M). House Beautiful, "September 2011 Issue Product Guide," 29 June 2011 Where to Eat The Cliff As the name suggests, this fine-dining establishment clings to a cliff above the water, and the drama is only heightens by the stone walls and black-coral candelabras. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Barbados," 15 Nov. 2018 Think: a simple white LED candelabra; a striking gold plant pot, tealight lantern, and three-tier serving stand; and all sorts of stylish tableware. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Ikea Debuts 2018 Winter Holiday Collection," 28 Sep. 2018 Some people continue to opt for formal chandeliers that incorporate tiers of crystals or candelabras, but there are casual styles that are made of iron or bronze that can give the dining room an industrial or antique farmhouse look. Detroit Free Press, "6 ways to make the most of your dining room space," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of candelabra

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for candelabra

alteration of Latin candelabrum, from candela

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English Language Learners Definition of candelabra

: an object with several branches for holding candles or lights


can·​de·​la·​bra | \ ˌkan-də-ˈlä-brə How to pronounce candelabra (audio) , -ˈla-\

Kids Definition of candelabra

: a candlestick or lamp that has several branches for lights

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