Definition of chandelier
: a branched often ornate lighting fixture suspended from a ceiling
chandelieredplay \-ˈlird\ adjective
Recent Examples of chandelier from the Web
Prosecutors have accused the once-rising Republican star of illegally being reimbursed with government money for lavish spending, including a $5,000 chandelier.
Renderings for phase two show a speakeasy-style design with large chandeliers.
Visitors entering the double-height lobby are met with a grand bronze chandelier framed by marble columns.
It can’t have been easy to turn this tiny floor-stage into an elegant 1930s parlor, but Collin Trevor Eastwood pulls it off with a few velvet and brocade pieces beneath a crystal chandelier.
The air reeks of marijuana and beer as people climb up onto tables to dance and light their cigarettes on the candelabra chandeliers.
A few crystal chandeliers and candles barely offer enough light.
Most of the action occurs in a 1,000-square-foot workshop and office where her team of 12 is taking orders, CAD modeling future projects, building chandeliers, and packing and shipping completed lamps.
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Origin and Etymology of chandelier
French, from Old French, candle holder, modification of Latin candelabrum
First Known Use: 1736See Words from the same year
CHANDELIER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chandelier for English Language Learners
: a large, decorated light that hangs from a ceiling and has branches for holding many light bulbs or candles
CHANDELIER Defined for Kids
Definition of chandelier for Students
: a lighting fixture with several branches that usually hangs from the ceiling
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