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spectacled

Syllabification: spec·ta·cled
Pronunciation: /ˈspektəkəld
 
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Definition of spectacled in English:

adjective

1Wearing spectacles.
Example sentences
  • ‘Hello, Bryn’, Drew said dryly, looking up at the spectacled young man.
  • Cut to a younger, spottier and more heavily spectacled Jim sitting in a chair.
  • A story circulated quite recently that a leading British professional, who will remain nameless to preserve his reputation, once suffered the indignity of a humiliating beating while at school - against the spectacled class boffin.
1.1Used in names of animals with markings that resemble spectacles.
Example sentences
  • Teams searched large areas on foot, recording and mapping all occurrences of Steller's or spectacled eiders, as well as predators such as gulls, jaegers, and foxes.
  • In February 2001, critical habitat in western coastal Alaska was designated in four areas for the threatened spectacled eider and in five areas for the Steller's eider.
  • Only the spectacled and panda bears are vegetarians.

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