chandelier

[ shan-dl-eer ]
/ ˌʃæn dlˈɪər /

noun

a decorative, sometimes ornate, light fixture suspended from a ceiling, usually having branched supports for a number of lights.

Origin of chandelier

1655–65; < French: literally, something that holds candles; see chandler

Related forms

chan·de·liered, adjective
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chandelier

/ (ˌʃændɪˈlɪə) /

noun

an ornamental hanging light with branches and holders for several candles or bulbs

Word Origin for chandelier

C17: from French: candleholder, from Latin candelabrum
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