The empanelled walls were white, with here a gilt mirror, flanked on either side by a girandole in ormolu.
It was intended to be a sort of cross between the girandole and the war-rocket.
A witty writer says that dessert should be "the girandole, or cunning tableau of the dinner."
Generally they assumed the girandole shape hung with pear-shaped pendants.
I have seen a set of cut-glass sent to Calcutta for the purpose, or a girandole, too handsome for Brazilian purchasers.
They were the only tenants of the room, which was small, cedar-panelled and lighted by a girandole of sparkling crystal.
The sounds of shivering glass as a girandole crashed from its joining met their ears.
1630s, a type of fireworks; 1825 as a type of earring or pendant, from French girandole, from Italian girandola, diminutive of giranda "a revolving jet," from Latin gyrandus, gerundive of gyrare "to turn round in a circle, revolve" (see gyration).