- an ornamental branched holder for more than one candle.
Origin of candelabrum
Related Words for candelabrumcandelabra, sconce, pricket, menorah, crown, corona, luster, candleholder, gasolier
Examples from the Web for candelabrum
Historical Examples of candelabrum
The wax-candles of the candelabrum in front of her were flickering in the wind.Sentimental Education Vol 1
This from the 'Candelabrum' is only eight lines in length, but full of venom.Impressions of Theophrastus Such
Blow out all the candles except the candelabrum on the table.Murder in Any Degree
Quick as a passing sunshadow, his hand swept the candelabrum from the table.Hearts and Masks
The speaker lowered the candelabrum and set it upon the table.Sir Mortimer
- a large branched candleholder or holder for overhead lights
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.