Meaning of “chandelier” in the English Dictionary


"chandelier" in English

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chandeliernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌʃæn.dəˈlɪər/ us /ˌʃæn.dəˈlɪr/

Examples from literature

  • Here I found spacious rooms lighted by superb chandeliers which were again reflected in mirrors that extended from floor to ceiling. 
  • The shades were drawn, and the electric bulbs of a gorgeous chandelier imparted a certain splendour to the room. 
  • Then he reached a button and turned on the full light of the chandelier. 
  • Three chandeliers of glittering crystal starred with electric lights depended from the ceiling. 
  • Upstairs in the foyer three glass chandeliers burned with a brilliant light. 

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

"chandelier" in American English

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chandeliernoun [ C ]

us /ˌʃæn·dəˈlɪər/

a decorative light that hangs from the ceiling and has several parts like branches for holding light bulbs or, esp. in the past, candles:

A gorgeous crystal chandelier hung in the dining room.

(Definition of “chandelier” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)