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binoculars

Syllabification: bin·oc·u·lars
Pronunciation: /bəˈnäkyələrz
 
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Definition of binoculars in English:

plural noun

An optical instrument with a lens for each eye, used for viewing distant objects.
Example sentences
  • Not with the naked eye, and certainly not through any optical device like binoculars or a telescope.
  • James tried to adjust the lenses of the binoculars for a third, unsuccessful time.
  • Perhaps he plans to observe Armageddon from a safe distance, through the lenses of his binoculars.

Origin

late 19th century: plural of binocular.

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