chan·de·lier | \ˌshan-də-ˈlir \

Definition of chandelier 

: a branched often ornate lighting fixture suspended from a ceiling

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chandeliered \-ˈlird \ adjective

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Throughout the floor plan, the all-white color palette is interrupted only by dark hardwood floors, a tiled fireplace, a few chandeliers and a black center island in the kitchen. Jack Flemming,, "‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera rocks a home sale in Los Feliz," 6 July 2018 Beside it, Death and Taxes feels like an intimate speakeasy, with a dark interior, chandeliers and comfortable leather couches. Natasha Bourlin,, "Increasingly hip Midtown Reno has a glow that’s not from neon," 29 June 2018 The interiors are designed to be reminiscent of a classic yacht, with glossy timber paneling on the lobby walls; terrazzo floors; glass chandeliers and blue, white and pink furniture. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "A famous Italian family is opening its first Florida hotel in Coconut Grove — and soon," 26 June 2018 Rent ranges from $1,000 for a 500-square-foot studio to $7,000 for a 2,210-square-foot penthouse suite with three private balconies, 22-foot ceilings, a chandelier and eye-popping views of downtown and the river. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Pickleball, saltwater pool, dog park? Tour KC's new riverfront luxury apartments | The Kansas City Star," 15 May 2018 The Downtown Steakhouse is the glitzy location, with sparkling chandeliers and an Art Deco-style mural. Polly Campbell,, "Jeff Ruby culinary experience: Menus beyond steaks," 8 May 2018 Both well-to-do property owners employed Portland draftsman-designer Frederick C. Baker to come up with original chandeliers and other lighting fixtures. Janet Eastman,, "Washington Park Maegly mansion sells for $3 million (photos)," 21 Feb. 2018 Take up to 80% off outdoor entertaining, luxury bath linens, kitchen sinks, chandeliers and more at Houzz Shop until May 30. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Memorial Days Sales You Need to Shop This Weekend," 25 May 2017 Canton: About an hour’s drive east of Dallas, the world’s largest outdoor market, the First Monday Trade Days, takes place monthly with hundreds of vendors selling everything from tools to chandeliers. San Antonio Express-News, "Your best bets for attractions all around Texas," 12 June 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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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 \

Kids Definition of chandelier

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

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