Definition of spectacles in English:


Line breaks: spec|tacles
Pronunciation: /ˈspɛktək(ə)lz


  • A pair of glasses: gold-rimmed spectacles (as modifier spectacle) spectacle frames
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    • It was in Venice, the centre of glass making, that the first pair of spectacles appeared, around 1280.
    • Lamb draws an analogy with a pair of spectacles.
    • His hair was blond, and his eyes a bright blue colour, partially hidden behind a small pair of green tinted spectacles.
    glasses, eyewear; North American eyeglasses
    informal specs

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