Definition of chandelier in English:



  • A large, decorative hanging light with branches for several light bulbs or candles.

    • ‘It used to light up a room better than a crystal chandelier that used thirty light bulbs.’
    • ‘The light from candlelit chandeliers cast a soft and erratic glow upon her skin.’
    • ‘A hundred strings and chains dangled candle lamps and small chandeliers at about ten foot.’
    • ‘A giant chandelier hovered over them lit with many candles illuminating the room.’
    • ‘Inside, the church was stuffed with branches of greenery and hundreds of real candles in polished chandeliers.’
    • ‘My dark brown hair was shining in the light from the candles in the chandelier and the brackets on the walls.’
    • ‘The room is dark and the only light comes from a chandelier which he holds like a torch.’
    • ‘The lights were like tiny chandeliers and were the color of fireflies.’
    • ‘Iron sconces and several large chandeliers lit the dining room brightly.’
    • ‘When we entered the beautifully adorned hallway, I was star struck by the lights of the chandeliers.’
    • ‘Investigation showed it was caused by chandeliers of lights suspended from parachutes slowly drifting above the roof-tops.’
    • ‘It was decorated beautifully with crystal chandeliers and soft spotlights.’
    • ‘A few moments passed where he just watched me, look intense, and the light from chandeliers danced a whitewashed marble across his face.’
    • ‘They reached towards the chandeliers and light fixtures.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Parker looked up to see the beautiful candle chandeliers that hung there.’
    • ‘His interior pieces on display include medieval banquet tables, slender candlesticks and chandeliers, and mirrors.’
    • ‘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’.