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can·de·la·brum

 (kăn′dl-ä′brəm, -ăb′rəm, -ā′brəm)
n. pl. can·de·la·bra (-brə) or can·de·la·brums
A candleholder, especially a large or ornate one with several arms or branches.

[Latin candēlābrum, candlestick, from candēla, candle; see candle.]
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candelabrum

(ˌkændɪˈlɑːbrəm) or

candelabra

n, pl -bra (-brə) , -brums or -bras
(Furniture) a large branched candleholder or holder for overhead lights
[C19: from Latin, from candēla candle]
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can•de•la•brum

(ˌkæn dlˈɑ brəm, -dlˈeɪ-)

n., pl. -bra (-brə), -brums.
an ornamental branched holder for more than one candle.
[1805–15; < Latin candēlābrum candlestick]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.candelabrum - branched candlestickcandelabrum - branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
candle holder, candlestick - a holder with sockets for candles
menorah - (Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branches; used during the Hanukkah festival
Menorah - (Judaism) a candelabrum with seven branches used in ceremonies to symbolize the seven days of Creation
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No fewer than four silver candelabras, holding great waxen torches, served to illuminate this apartment.
She looked at a silver candelabra that had ten branches, and thought: "This may be the Queen of Ev and her ten children." So she touched it and uttered aloud the word "Ev," as the Nome King had instructed her to do when she guessed.
The candelabra, with a few candies in the center of the table, gave all the light she needed.
The gas lit up in full glare myriads of revolvers grouped in the form of lustres, while groups of pistols, and candelabra formed of muskets bound together, completed this magnificent display of brilliance.
Behind this figure glowed a vast fireplace alive with leaping flames; great logs of oak blazed and crackled on the polished brass andirons whose flicker shone upon the superb habiliments of the lonely tenant of the room, which was illumined grandly by twin candelabra rich with wax-lights.
The richest hangings and the thickest carpets, glistening flagstones and pictures, with their richly gilded frames; in every direction could be seen candelabra, mirrors, and furniture and fittings of the most sumptuous character; in every direction, also, were guards of the proudest military bearing, with floating plumes, crowds of attendants and courtiers in the ante-chambers and upon the staircases.
The banker stood leaning against the mantelshelf, which was draped with an old embroidery held in place by brass candelabra containing church candies of yellowish wax.
The mahogany bed with a piece of light silk which Therese found somewhere and used for a counterpane was a magnificent combination of white and crimson between the gleaming surfaces of dark wood; and the whole room had an air of splendour with marble consoles, gilt carvings, long mirrors and a sumptuous Venetian lustre depending from the ceiling: a darkling mass of icy pendants catching a spark here and there from the candles of an eight- branched candelabra standing on a little table near the head of a sofa which had been dragged round to face the fireplace.
The traveller who visits the Vatican, and passes from chamber to chamber through galleries of statues, vases, sarcophagi and candelabra, through all forms of beauty cut in the richest materials, is in danger of forgetting the simplicity of the principles out of which they all sprung, and that they had their origin from thoughts and laws in his own breast.
'Committee' is occasionally heard, and where the Fathers instruct Veneering how he must leave the valley of the piano on his left, take the level of the mantelpiece, cross by an open cutting at the candelabra, seize the carrying-traffic at the console, and cut up the opposition root and branch at the window curtains.
"Except that," said I, kicking the huge oak case with the iron bands and clamps, and the baize lining fast disappearing under heavy packages bearing the shapes of urns and candelabra.
Let me assure them that this little bundle of letters would give more joy than all the candelabra and butter-dishes in London."