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ˌʃæn dlˈɪərchan·de·lier

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chandelier, pendant, pendentnoun

    branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling


  1. chandeliernoun

    A branched, often ornate, lighting fixture suspended from the ceiling

  2. chandeliernoun

    A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction. Also called a wall.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chandeliernoun

    A branch for candles.

    Etymology: chandelier, Fr.


  1. Chandelier

    Chandelier is a song by Australian singer Sia from her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear (2014). Written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin and produced by Shatkin and Greg Kurstin, the song was released on 17 March 2014 as the lead single from the album. It is an electropop song, featuring electronica, R&B and reggae influences. Lyrically, the song has a melancholic theme, detailing the demoralisation and rationalisation of alcoholism through the thought process of a "party girl". More broadly, the song speaks to the fleeting feelings of release and abandon that come with intoxication, as well as the pain, guilt and emptiness that accompany addiction and hedonistic excess. The single received critical acclaim and reached the top 5 on record charts in 20 countries including France, Italy, Poland, Norway, Australia and New Zealand. In the United States, the single peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Sia's first single as a lead artist to appear on the Hot 100, and has sold over 2 million copies in the country. The song received 4 nominations at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, with its video receiving a nomination for Best Music Video. A music video for the song, directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, and choreographed by Ryan Heffington, features dancer Maddie Ziegler. It has been viewed on YouTube more than 2.1 billion times. In support of the single and 1000 Forms of Fear, Sia, often with Ziegler, performed "Chandelier" on a number of American television shows, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Saturday Night Live, Dancing With the Stars, and at the 57th Grammy Awards.


  1. chandelier

    A chandelier is a decorative light fixture that is mounted to a ceiling and typically is composed of multiple lights or illuminated arms which often emit light reflected off of various pieces such as crystals or other types of ornaments. Originally they were powered by candles, however, modern chandeliers are usually powered by electricity. They are often used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a room and are found in luxurious or formal settings like royal palaces, high-end hotels, mansions, and grand public areas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chandeliernoun

    a candlestick, lamp, stand, gas fixture, or the like, having several branches; esp., one hanging from the ceiling

  2. Chandeliernoun

    a movable parapet, serving to support fascines to cover pioneers

  3. Etymology: [F. See Chandler.]


  1. Chandelier

    A chandelier is a branched, decorative ceiling-mounted light fixture. Chandeliers are often ornate, using dozens of lamps and complex arrays of glass or crystal prisms to illuminate a room with refracted light.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chandelier

    shan-de-lēr′, n. a frame with branches for holding lights.—ns. Chand′ler, originally a candle maker and dealer: a dealer generally; Chand′lering.—adv. Chand′lerly.—ns. Chand′lery, goods sold by a chandler; Ship′-chand′ler, dealer in general stores for ships. [Fr.,—Low L. candelaria, a candlestick—L. candēla, a candle.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chandelier

    In military engineering, a wooden frame, which was filled with fascines, to form a traverse in sapping.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chandelier in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chandelier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of chandelier in a Sentence

  1. Eric Frederickson:

    For the artist, I think he was thinking more abstractly about the sculpture and the light possibilities in The Spinning Chandelier, i'm not sure how much the social implications are in there.

  2. Brad Dahler:

    One my favorite design elements is the striking stairwell with stainless steel handrails and back-lit risers that dazzle under a custom 30-foot glass chandelier.

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