chandelier


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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 ?
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.
The woman touched a button on the wall and lighted a big chandelier that hung suspended from the ceiling, for it was growing dark outside.
Myra, pointing to the skeleton that hung from the chandelier cheerfully grinning at all beholders.
Oh, and she so magnificently dressed and tinkling like a chandelier.
This is the more probable from the circumstance of Mr Swiveller directing his observations to the ceiling, which these bodily personages are usually supposed to inhabit--except in theatrical cases, when they live in the heart of the great chandelier.
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.