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horn-rimmed

Syllabification: horn-rimmed

Definition of horn-rimmed in English:

adjective

(Of glasses) having rims made of horn or a similar substance.
Example sentences
  • He knows he's a standout, especially as he hugs a purple bag and peers from behind red horn-rimmed glasses to greet a friend.
  • Certainly, it appeared that she had conceded defeat to the new generation of upstarts when she launched herself as a children's author last year, all horn-rimmed glasses and demure frock.
  • They were young men with horn-rimmed glasses and bow ties and even younger women with long braids, some serious and others smiling, but all appearing woefully unprepared for life on China's harsh northwestern frontier.

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