be·​spec·​ta·​cled | \ bi-ˈspek-(ˌ)ti-kəld How to pronounce bespectacled (audio) , bē-\

Definition of bespectacled

: wearing spectacles

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One of the people featured in that October 2010 Rolling Stone edition was a slight, bespectacled, teacher called David Kato. David Mckenzie, CNN, "Progress for gay rights in Africa still isn't inevitable," 10 Aug. 2019 LaRochelle—sinewy, bespectacled, unassuming—was leaving the hospital for the day when a maternity nurse told him a woman had just been transferred from the maternity ward to the Intensive Care Unit and was having trouble breathing. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Airplanes That Rescue Ebola Patients," 5 July 2019 Matthew Dempsey, a bespectacled seventh-grader at Fall Creek Valley Middle School, is the ringer of the bunch. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: USA Luge's search for next great Winter Olympian visits Indianapolis," 28 June 2018 The luckless opposition party put up Ekrem Imamoglu, a modest and bespectacled 49-year-old of whom few Turks had ever heard. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 11 July 2019 Chubby and bespectacled, Low hardly looked like a Hollywood player. Shashank Bengali,, "The global financial scandal that has spread from Malaysia to Hollywood," 10 July 2019 Opposition to the bill, which critics fear would enable Beijing to round up local dissidents and detractors, has united business owners, families, church groups and bespectacled students, galvanizing them into millions-strong marches. Time, "'We Are Risking Everything.' Hong Kong's Young Rebels Stake Everything on Their Struggle," 5 July 2019 The bespectacled mayor reads the Koran, fasts during Ramadan, and has the looks and demeanour of an overgrown schoolboy. The Economist, "Turkey’s president fails to see off his most powerful rival yet," 28 June 2019 In a case of nominative determinism at its best, Parrott—a tall, bespectacled righty from southern California—was a first-round draft pick of the Orioles. Jon Tayler,, "The Rockies-Padres Series at Coors Field Was Bonkers in the Best Way Possible," 18 June 2019

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1742, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bespectacled

: wearing glasses

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