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    Question Any informal term for "chandelier", please?

    Hi,
    Could anyone tell me if there's any simple/informal word referring to the same object? What is the name for the shop selling these?


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    Re: Any informal term for "chandelier", please?

    Is 'lustre' used for the same object in English? Ta!

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    Re: Any informal term for "chandelier", please?

    You could call it a "light," but there is nothing formal or unusual about the word "chandelier."

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    Re: Any informal term for "chandelier", please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Is 'lustre' used for the same object in English
    Not by most of us.

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    Re: Any informal term for "chandelier", please?

    "Lustre" is the word in French for what we call a chandelier. In French a chandelier is what we call a candelabra or simply a candlestick.

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    Re: Any informal term for "chandelier", please?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Not by most of us.

    May I know the difference, please?

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    Re: Any informal term for "chandelier", please?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Lustre" is the word in French for what we call a chandelier. In French a chandelier is what we call a candelabra or simply a candlestick.

    Oh! Sorry, my question came after your explanation. Thanks!

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    Re: Any informal term for "chandelier", please?

    What is the name for the shop selling these?
    A light shop.

    Rover

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