Meaning of “candelabra” in the English Dictionary

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"candelabra" in British English

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candelabranoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkæn.dəˈlɑː.brə/ us /ˌkæn.dəˈlɑː.brə/ plural candelabra or candelabras

Examples from literature

  • In two of the candelabra, on the consoles, the candles were burning down in their sockets. 
  • Joe advanced to what seemed to be an elaborate candelabra in which seven tapers were set. 
  • Stretched upon a sofa, he was reading a paper by the light of a large candelabra. 
  • The wax lights burned in the candelabra, the fire burned on the hearth, but all for nothing. 
  • The wax tapers were all lighted in each silver candelabra when Betty went down the stairs, looking fresh and sweet as a wildflower in her dress and ribbons of robin's-egg blue. 

(Definition of “candelabra” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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