Definition of monocle in English:

monocle

Line breaks: mon|ocle
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnək(ə)l
 
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noun

A single eyeglass, kept in position by the muscles around the eye.
More example sentences
  • The knight was now looking around through a single monocle at all the boys passing by, sizing one up for a leader.
  • His eyes were a raven black and one eye wore a monocle that was positioned across his nose.
  • Finally, out of its leather pouch came his monocle - a plain lens in a rolled gold double rim.
Synonyms
eyeglass, glass
historical lorgnette, quizzing glass

Origin

mid 19th century: from French (earlier in the sense 'one-eyed'), from late Latin monoculus 'one-eyed'.

Derivatives

monocled

adjective
More example sentences
  • That hasn't stopped the monocled Crown Prince, whose opulent lifestyle includes a multi-million-dollar mansion.
  • The monocled gentlemen at America's top nut factory developed a tempting canned nut medley: Planter's Mixed Nuts.
  • The woman who sat across from Price in the first class train coach was more loquacious than her monocled husband who sat beside her, absorbed in his newspaper.

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