[ jir-uh n-dohl ]
/ ˈdʒɪr ənˌdoʊl /


a rotating and radiating firework.
an ornate bracket for candelabra or the like, sometimes with a reflecting mirror at the back of the shelf.
a brooch or earring consisting of a central ornament with usually three smaller ornaments hanging from it.
Also gi·ran·do·la [ji-ran-dl-uh] /dʒɪˈræn dl ə/.

Origin of girandole

1625–35; < French < Italian girandola, derivative of girare to turn in a circle < Latin gȳrāre, derivative of gȳrus a circle < Greek gŷros Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for girandole

British Dictionary definitions for girandole


girandola (dʒɪˈrændələ)

/ (ˈdʒɪrənˌdəʊl) /


an ornamental branched wall candleholder, usually incorporating a mirror
an earring or pendant having a central gem surrounded by smaller ones
a kind of revolving firework
artillery a group of connected mines

Word Origin for girandole

C17: from French, from Italian girandola, from girare to revolve, from Latin gӯrāre to gyrate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012