chan·​de·​lier | \ ˌshan-də-ˈlir How to pronounce chandelier (audio) \

Definition of chandelier

: a branched often ornate lighting fixture suspended from a ceiling

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chandeliered \ ˌshan-​də-​ˈlird How to pronounce chandelier (audio) \ adjective

Examples of chandelier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The quantum computer is enclosed in a glass box, and the chandelier shape holds the qubits at the core. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "What is quantum computing and what could it mean for Cleveland?," 4 Apr. 2021 The interior of the restaurant will include opulent finishes such as a marble bar and statement chandelier. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "This new restaurant will bring gold-dusted wings to downtown Phoenix. Here's what to know," 3 Apr. 2021 The dining room chandelier went from using 320 watts to 48 watts. Marni Jameson,, "Lighting trends: When replacing light fixtures, replace bulbs too ― part 3," 2 Apr. 2021 The mom of one then walks into her daughter True's room, showing off the baby pink walls and a beautiful bronze chandelier, with just a bed frame and a few pieces of furniture. Katie Campione,, "Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Say Goodbye to Their Cleveland Home: 'I Will Miss This Place'," 26 Mar. 2021 The chandelier in the dining room, for example, is made of three glass milk bottles cut in half hanging from a large hunk of wood. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "150-year-old Fredericksburg ranch house transformed into a chic Airbnb by year-long renovation," 25 Mar. 2021 The restaurant’s obvious pièce de résistance is the monumental 992-pound glass chandelier, which cascades from the ceiling like a fountain’s plume and which McKinley hand-drew and had manufactured in Murano, Italy. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, "Step Inside Lower Manhattan’s Prettiest New Restaurant," 24 Mar. 2021 At Lombardo’s, where a stunning chandelier above a grand staircase has served as the backdrop for wedding and prom photos for decades, two spacious ballrooms have been converted to courtrooms., "Pandemic jury trials go from the courtroom to a ballroom," 25 Mar. 2021 The 304-square-foot master suite on the main level has a chandelier by Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus for Lasvit installed in the coved ceiling. oregonlive, "Beige Bethany mansion gets technicolored makeover, hits the market at $4.2 million," 24 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of chandelier

1736, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chandelier

French, from Old French, candle holder, modification of Latin candelabrum

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The first known use of chandelier was in 1736

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9 Apr 2021

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“Chandelier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chandelier

: a large, decorated light that hangs from a ceiling and has branches for holding many light bulbs or candles


chan·​de·​lier | \ ˌshan-də-ˈlir How to pronounce chandelier (audio) \

Kids Definition of chandelier

: a lighting fixture with several branches that usually hangs from the ceiling

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