noun, plural can·de·la·bra [kan-dl-ah-bruh, -ab-ruh] /ˌkæn dlˈɑ brə, -ˈæb rə/, can·de·la·brums.
Origin of candelabrum
Examples from the Web for candelabrum
Hanging from the ceiling, a candelabrum of gilt bronze spreads its branches twisted into elegant volutes.The Standard Galleries - Holland|Esther Singleton
The colour of the candelabrum, an exquisite mingling of blue and bronze, is beautiful.Pictures in Umbria|Katharine S. (Katharine Sarah) Macquoid
In the background of the relief are a stel surmounted by two cornucopiae, and a candelabrum.
Beyond the candelabrum is one whose parted hair and coquettish pose of the head give a feminine look to the figure.Correggio|Estelle M. Hurll
I'll have six separate candlesticks like this, not a candelabrum, and that will be the only light in the room.His Own People|Booth Tarkington
British Dictionary definitions for candelabrum
noun plural -bra (-brə), -brums or -bras
Word Origin for candelabrum
Word Origin and History 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.