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Definition of "candelabrum" [can•de•la•brum]

  • A large decorative candlestick having several arms or branches. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "candelabrum" in a sentence
  • "The only change here regards the Paschal candle, which is moved from its little bracket to the column (“in candelabrum suum”)."
  • "Quite determined to reread such portions of it as I had long before marked as pertinent to the very attempt I had in mind, I brought in the candelabrum from the parlor and drew out a table to hold it."
  • "The other, that he had carried up to her room a large candelabrum from the drawing-room mantel."