girandola

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n girandola an ornate candle holder; often with a mirror
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • girandola A flower stand, fountain, or the like, of branching form.
    • girandola (Pyrotechny) A kind of revolving firework.
    • girandola (Fort) A series of chambers in defensive mines.
    • girandola An ornate ornamental branched candlestick, often with a mirror at the back.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Gyrate

Usage

In literature:

The whole ended with a second and a more splendid Girandola.
"The Life of John Sterling" by Thomas Carlyle
Easter is gone by, the Girandola went off last week, the English are going, and so is our bell, tinkle!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847." by Various
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