One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large, decorative hanging light with branches for several light bulbs or candles.
- ‘The room is dark and the only light comes from a chandelier which he holds like a torch.’
- ‘His interior pieces on display include medieval banquet tables, slender candlesticks and chandeliers, and mirrors.’
- ‘A hundred strings and chains dangled candle lamps and small chandeliers at about ten foot.’
- ‘Parker looked up to see the beautiful candle chandeliers that hung there.’
- ‘Inside, the church was stuffed with branches of greenery and hundreds of real candles in polished chandeliers.’
- ‘When we entered the beautifully adorned hallway, I was star struck by the lights of the chandeliers.’
- ‘The light from candlelit chandeliers cast a soft and erratic glow upon her skin.’
- ‘A giant chandelier hovered over them lit with many candles illuminating the room.’
- ‘A few moments passed where he just watched me, look intense, and the light from chandeliers danced a whitewashed marble across his face.’
- ‘My dark brown hair was shining in the light from the candles in the chandelier and the brackets on the walls.’
- ‘They reached towards the chandeliers and light fixtures.’
- ‘It used to light up a room better than a crystal chandelier that used thirty light bulbs.’
- ‘The lights were like tiny chandeliers and were the color of fireflies.’
- ‘Investigation showed it was caused by chandeliers of lights suspended from parachutes slowly drifting above the roof-tops.’
- ‘Katherine grinned as she was swept to the left by the waltz, her eyes gleaming underneath the light of the crystal chandeliers.’
- ‘A soft laugh slipped from his lips as his green eyes twinkled with the light from the overhead chandeliers.’
- ‘Iron sconces and several large chandeliers lit the dining room brightly.’
- ‘It was decorated beautifully with crystal chandeliers and soft spotlights.’
- ‘Ladies wore flashy jewelry that caught the light of the chandeliers and sparkled brilliantly.’
- ‘Candle chandeliers hung one after another, leading up to a beautiful stained glass window, laced with silver like trickles of sky.’
Mid 18th century: from French, from chandelle ‘candle’, from Latin candela, from candere ‘be white, glisten’.
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