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chan·de·lier

 (shăn′də-lîr′)
n.
A branched, decorative lighting fixture that holds a number of bulbs or candles and is suspended from a ceiling.

[Middle English chandeler, from Old French chandelier, from Vulgar Latin *candēlārium, alteration of Latin candēlābrum, candelabrum; see candelabrum.]

chandelier

(ˌʃændɪˈlɪə)
n
(Furniture) an ornamental hanging light with branches and holders for several candles or bulbs
[C17: from French: candleholder, from Latin candelabrum]

chan•de•lier

(ˌʃæn dlˈɪər)

n.
a decorative, sometimes ornate light fixture suspended from a ceiling, usu. having branched supports for a number of lights.
[1655–65; < French: literally, something that holds candles; see chandler]
chan`de•liered′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chandelier - branched lighting fixturechandelier - branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling
lighting fixture - a fixture providing artificial light
Translations
ثُريّـا ، نَجَفَه
lustr
lysekrone
arañaaraña de luces
لوستر
csillár
ljósakróna
sietynas
lustra

chandelier

[ˌʃændəˈlɪəʳ] Naraña f (de luces)

chandelier

[ˌʃændəˈlɪər] nlustre m

chandelier

nKronleuchter m

chandelier

[ˌʃændəˈlɪəʳ] nlampadario

chandelier

(ʃӕndəˈliə) noun
a frame with many holders for lights, which hangs from the ceiling.
References in classic literature ?
Two small glass chandeliers were suspended at equal distances between the stove and outer doors, one of which opened at each end of the hall, and gilt lustres were affixed to the frame work of the numerous side-doors that led from the apartment.
Clouds of tobacco smoke rolled and wavered high in air about the dull gilt of the chandeliers.
There were chandeliers hung from the ceiling, I remember, many servants in livery, gaming-tables where the men played with piles of gold, and a staircase down which the guests made their entrance.
Then is there a singular kind of parallel between her and the little glass chandeliers of another age embellishing that assembly-room, which, with their meagre stems, their spare little drops, their disappointing knobs where no drops are, their bare little stalks from which knobs and drops have both departed, and their little feeble prismatic twinkling, all seem Volumnias.
The huge and unmeaning glass chandeliers, prism-cut, gas-lighted, and without shade, which dangle in our most fashionable drawing-rooms, may be cited as the quintessence of all that is false in taste or preposterous in folly.
I can see the chandeliers, and the green silk of the piano, and Mamma sitting in her cashmere shawl by the window, singing till the little ragamuffin boys outside stopped to listen.
Said Lina: 'Then do you become a church, and I'll be the chandelier in it.
There were many oil-paintings on the walls, mostly without frames, and I must mention the chandelier, which was obviously of fabulous worth, for she had encased it in a holland bag.
SHE IS SINGING TO-NIGHT TO BRING THE CHANDELIER DOWN
At the play, he sits in the great chandelier and burns in bright flames, so that people think it is really a flame, but they soon discover it is something else.
Manson Mingott's and the Headly Chiverses'); and at a time when it was beginning to be thought "provincial" to put a "crash" over the drawing-room floor and move the furniture upstairs, the possession of a ball-room that was used for no other purpose, and left for three-hundred-and-sixty-four days of the year to shuttered darkness, with its gilt chairs stacked in a corner and its chandelier in a bag; this undoubted superiority was felt to compensate for whatever was regrettable in the Beaufort past.
There was a chandelier from Tiddlywinks for the look of the thing, but of course she lit the residence herself.