Definition of chandelier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌʃændəˈlɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃændəˈlɪr//
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a large round frame with branches that hold lights or candles. Chandeliers are decorated with many small pieces of glass and hang from the ceiling. a crystal chandelier Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French, from chandelle ‘candle’, from Latin candela, from candere ‘be white, glisten’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chandelier