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 (tôr-shâr′, -chîr′) or tor·chier (-shâr′) also tor·chère (-shâr′)
A usually tall floor lamp with a bowl-shaped part that diffuses the light or directs it upward.

[French torchère, from torche, torch; see torch.]


adj. torch·i·er, torch·i·est
Of, relating to, or typical of a torch song or torch singer.
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(ˈtɔːtʃɪə) or


(Furniture) a standing lamp with a bowl for casting light upwards and so giving all-round indirect illumination
[C20: from torchère]
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Soundolier Integrated Wireless Technologies, a new division of Mitek Corporation, Phoenix, Ariz., has developed a state-of-the-art omnidirectional wireless speaker hidden within a stylish torchier floor lamp, ready for duty as a single full-range output device, in pairs as home theater surround speakers, or in as many quantities as desired as a distributed music system for homes, restaurants, and businesses.
They accomplished this by transforming existing concrete pilasters into a repetitive element, and emphasizing them with torchier lamps.
The people onstage display a real connection to this music -- even those who've never previously specialized in it, such as the terrifically talented Broadway ingenue Laura Benanti, formerly Maria in the recent revival of "The Sound of Music," now using her lovely soprano to torchier effect singing a richly comic "Cry Me a River." to a young man with an amazingly expressive trombone.