noun, plural can·de·la·bras for 2.
noun, plural can·de·la·bra [kan-dl-ah-bruh, -ab-ruh] /ˌkæn dlˈɑ brə, -ˈæb rə/, can·de·la·brums.
Origin of candelabrum
Related Words for candelabracandelabra, sconce, pricket, menorah, crown, corona, luster, candleholder, gasolier
Examples from the Web for candelabra
Contemporary Examples of candelabra
If Behind the Candelabra were the last movie I made, I would be very happy.The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh
August 1, 2014
Your star in And So It Goes, Michael Douglas, was so great as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper
July 27, 2014
And just below us, somewhere among the candelabra and euphorbia trees, were a handful of Diceros bicornis: the black rhino.Borana Joins the Fight to Save Kenya’s Rhinos…and Wants You to Help Too
February 18, 2014
Historical Examples of candelabra
His high, narrow forehead shone in the light of the candelabra.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
The plaster began to fly and some candelabra came to the floor with a crash.Fighting in France
Her husband clung to the candelabra and burst into a violent perspiration.The Prophet of Berkeley Square
The Chteau was lit up with lamps and candelabra in every part.The Golden Dog
Carmen snatched the candelabra, and they passed through the door.The Son of Monte Christo
noun plural -bra (-brə), -brums or -bras
Word Origin for candelabrum
1811, from Latin candelabrum, which meant "candlestick," from candela (see candle). Old English had candeltreow "candle-tree" in same sense. The word was borrowed earlier (late 14c.) from Old French as chaundelabre with the Latin sense. Candelabra is the Latin plural.