The definition of a chandelier is a decorative light that hangs from the ceiling and that has branches for light bulbs or candles.noun
A crystal light fixture that hangs from the ceiling over your dining room table and that has five different branches, each of which accommodates a light bulb, is an example of a chandelier.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Fr < OFr chandelabre < L candelabrum < candela, candle
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Origin: Middle English chandeler, from Old French chandelier, from Vulgar Latin *candēlārium, alteration of Latin candēlābrum, candelabrum; see candelabrum.