noun mon·o·cle \ˈmä-ni-kəl\

: a single round lens for one eye that helps people see and that is held in place by the muscles around the eye

Full Definition of MONOCLE

:  an eyeglass for one eye
mon·o·cled \-kəld\ adjective

Illustration of MONOCLE

Origin of MONOCLE

French, from Late Latin monoculus having one eye, from Latin mon- + oculus eye — more at eye
First Known Use: circa 1858

Rhymes with MONOCLE

Medical Dictionary


noun mon·o·cle \ˈmän-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of MONOCLE

:  an eyeglass for one eye


Next Word in the Dictionary: monoclinePrevious Word in the Dictionary: monochrome All Words Near: monocle
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears