from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A candelabrum.

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  • n. Plural form of candelabrum.
  • n. A single candelabrum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a branched, ornamental candlestick having several sockets for candles.
  • n. a branched, ornamental electric light fixture, resembling an candelabra[wn1], having several sockets for lights.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin candēlābra, pl. of candēlābrum; see candelabrum.


  • Before them they lighted brilliant flambeaux of wax in candelabra of gold, but their faces outshone the flambeaux, for that they had eyes sharper than unsheathed swords and the lashes of their eyelids bewitched all hearts.

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  • Arrived at the gate, before which hung a black curtain, the old woman knocked and it was opened to us; when we entered and found a vestibule spread with carpets and hung around with lamps all alight and wax candles in candelabra adorned with pendants of precious gems and noble ores.

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  • Beside the base of the candelabra was a malachite and silver hairband, lying there as if dropped or tossed carelessly.

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  • While at Bologna he executed an angel holding a candelabra, which is one of the most lovely and pleasing things he ever made (Fig. 104).

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  • Shells, rosettes and "candelabra" columns frame the openings, which are dramatically crowned by a broad scalloped canopy spanning the choir window.

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  • I look at the word "candelabra" and recall as a young man with a friend who was a brassiere designer for Sears joking with him one night over bourbon and Locker Room anybody remember butyl nitrate?


  • "They are called candelabra, and are really ornamental candlesticks.

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  • The simplest designs were the tables topped with a single crystal candelabra filled with white flowers.

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  • A silver candelabra covered with long strands of pearls, white feathers, and calla lilies adorned another set of tables.

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  • Like a mini chandelier.

    July 26, 2009

  • Originally the plural of candelabrum; now usually taken as the singular.

    July 9, 2008

  • unit of tasteless interior decoration.

    February 23, 2008