Definition of chandelier
: a branched often ornate lighting fixture suspended from a ceiling
chandelieredplay \-ˈlird\ adjective
Recent Examples of chandelier from the Web
A white chandelier with crystals hanging from its branches adds simplistic elegance.
Grab a table beneath the Sputnik chandeliers to indulge in pork loin milanese.
To make ends meet, Nucla residents clean Telluride’s rental condos and help construct its elaborate mansions, with their enormous chandeliers and granite toilet seats and computerized bidets.
This place calls itself a saloon, and that’s the guiding aesthetic, from the chandelier above the entry to the fact that just about every surface is wood.
A jumble of twigs, resembling eagle nests, form a pair of chandeliers.
In contrast, the human trafficking report was made public under chandeliers in a large, glitzy room where official dinners are held.
The site’s rich interior, which boasts intricate detailing, cast-concrete ornamentation, a chandelier modeled after an Aztec calendar, and a gilded curtain, more closely resembles a mystical movie set than an events venue.
Exquisite paintings and chandeliers hang in rib vault hallways, like this one, which leads to a dreamy garden overlooking the beach—
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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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