chandelier

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noun chan·de·lier \ˌshan-də-ˈlir\

Definition of chandelier

  1. :  a branched often ornate lighting fixture suspended from a ceiling

chandeliered

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Origin and Etymology of chandelier

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


First Known Use: 1736

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CHANDELIER Defined for English Language Learners

chandelier

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noun chan·de·lier \ˌshan-də-ˈlir\

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

chandelier

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noun chan·de·lier \ˌshan-də-ˈlir\

Definition of chandelier for Students

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


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