chandelier

noun
chan·​de·​lier | \ ˌshan-də-ˈlir \

Definition of chandelier

: a branched often ornate lighting fixture suspended from a ceiling

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Other Words from chandelier

chandeliered \ ˌshan-​də-​ˈlird \ adjective

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Vintage chandeliers hang from 14-foot ceilings, and museum-quality art, most of it modern, decks the walls. Allison Weiss Entrekin, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Hotels in Atlanta," 27 July 2018 With a sleek desk, eye-catching wallpaper, DIY shelves, and a striking chandelier, a space of miscellaneous fashion finds revamps into a modern office nook. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch a Closet Be Completely Transformed Into a Glamorous Office Space," 26 July 2018 The two-story front foyer includes a crystal chandelier, wood flooring and decorate wood detailing. Fernando Alfonso Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Stunning French stucco mansion for sale in Houston for millions," 20 June 2018 Battalion The music’s thumping at club decibels, a Medusa-like chandelier hangs over the cocktail bar and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is holding court on opening night. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio’s Top 9 restaurants," 4 June 2018 There are chandeliers by Robert Goossens, who made a lot of the costume jewelry in the 1970s for Chanel. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "Architect Peter Marino Believes in Retail But Not in Bad Design," 14 Nov. 2018 Especially well known and creative collections (such as the panther, punk Juste un Clou, signature Trinity de Cartier, and recent Cactus de Cartier), illuminated by a striking brass chandelier by Paris’ Mydriaz, fill the foyer. Laura Compton, San Francisco Chronicle, "Cartier’s bright new SF boutique focuses on unique pieces," 8 Mar. 2018 Photo: Clarity NW Photography Light and Bright Newsletter Sign-up The focal point of this white-on-white kitchen in Medina, Wash., is an 11-foot island illuminated by a Murano chandelier. Stacey Altherr, WSJ, "Inside the Kitchens of America’s Most-Expensive Homes," 19 Nov. 2018 Some of the room’s furnishings continued the theme, such as a sofa upholstered in frosty Lee Jofa flowers and a rattan chandelier. Sara Ruffin Costello, ELLE Decor, "A New Orleans Manse is Given New Life with a Fashionable Pizzazz," 26 Oct. 2018

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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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chandelier

noun

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

chandelier

noun
chan·​de·​lier | \ ˌshan-də-ˈlir \

Kids Definition of chandelier

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

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