can·​de·​la·​brum | \ ˌkan-də-ˈlä-brəm How to pronounce candelabrum (audio) , sometimes -ˈla- \
plural candelabra\ ˌkan-​də-​ˈlä-​brə How to pronounce candelabrum (audio) , sometimes  -​ˈla-​ \ also candelabrums

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Recent Examples on the Web Each rosette features a single, tall candelabrum of stout, poker-style flowers that bloom red orange. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Dec. 2021 In commemoration, Jews celebrate Chanukah for eight days by lighting an eight-branched candelabrum known as a menorah. Rabbi Moishe Kievman,, 17 Nov. 2021 Hanukkah came to the White House itself, in 1989, when President George H.W. Bush displayed a menorah there, a candelabrum given to him by the Synagogue Council of America. Jonathan D. Sarna, The Conversation, 4 Dec. 2020 The exhibition includes fine examples of Verrocchio’s metalwork (an agate vase with silver mountings and a magnificent bronze candelabrum) and a roomful of drawings, which is an impressive assemblage given the paucity of his drawings. Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2019 Even without a book or a guide, even after two millenniums of crumbling, the image of the seven-branched candelabrum — the Jewish menorah — is unmistakable on the inner wall of the Arch of Titus in the Roman Forum. David Laskin, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2018 Well, why not start with the basics: a menorah, the candelabrum that holds eight candles, one for each night of the Jewish holiday. Alexandra Gurvitch, Vogue, 12 Dec. 2017 The menorah, a candelabrum used during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, was made of glass and burned oil. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, 18 Dec. 2017 Kubitschek put a few new candles in the candelabrum, pressing them into the molten red wax of the old ones. James Angelos, New York Times, 10 Oct. 2017 See More

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1811, in the meaning defined above

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can·​de·​la·​brum | \ ˌkan-də-ˈlä-brəm How to pronounce candelabrum (audio) , -ˈla- \
plural candelabra\ -​ˈlä-​brə , -​ˈla-​ \ also candelabrums

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