Definition of electrolier in English:

electrolier

noun

  • A chandelier in which the lights are electrical.

    • ‘The interior, which is reflected across the adjacent bandstand as it grows dark, is all scumbling and dragging and poison-blue electroliers.’
    • ‘The catalogue offered more than thirty models of lamps, sconces, and electroliers, and she held several examples of most models in her inventory.’
    • ‘For some of her larger lamps and electroliers, she used the striated and textured surfaces of shells to give a decorative three-dimensional effect to a shade.’
    • ‘Each electrolier is linked to a corner of the lobby skylight by a narrow rootlike strip of ornament.’
    • ‘City policy is to install electroliers with underground wiring, that meets our standards for lighting level and uniformity.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from electro-, on the pattern of chandelier.

Pronunciation:

electrolier

/əˌlektrəˈlir/