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

Definition of bespectacled

: wearing spectacles

Examples of bespectacled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The card, depicting a bespectacled monkey sitting on a hoard of treasure, was $30 earlier this summer. Ken Sweet, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2021 The card, depicting a bespectacled monkey sitting on a hoard of treasure, was $30 earlier this summer. Ken Sweet, ajc, 3 Sep. 2021 Steve Potash, the bearded and bespectacled president and C.E.O. of OverDrive, spent the second week of March, 2020, on a business trip to New York City. Daniel A. Gross, The New Yorker, 2 Sep. 2021 In an upcoming special on Sept. 6, Arthur, the bespectacled aardvark, and his gang will bring a new friend into the fold: a Sikh boy named Samir. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 27 Aug. 2021 An older man, bespectacled and balding, stood waiting to greet her. Aviva Stahl, Wired, 8 July 2021 In them, a short, bespectacled, morose-looking man stood on an airport runway flanked by uniformed officers. Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica, 23 July 2021 Generations of American travelers have been introduced to Europe through the books, videos and TV shows of an eager bespectacled guide who saunters through the farms of Tuscany, the ruins of ancient Greece and the streets of Paris. Richard Galant, CNN, 4 July 2021 Until recently, a portrait of the prime minister hung in Varun Goel’s office, and his computer background depicted the bespectacled politician holding a lotus, the symbol of Mr. Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Vibhuti Agarwal, WSJ, 14 June 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bespectacled.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of bespectacled

1742, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About bespectacled

Time Traveler for bespectacled

Time Traveler

The first known use of bespectacled was in 1742

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near bespectacled




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bespectacled

Last Updated

8 Sep 2021

Cite this Entry

“Bespectacled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for bespectacled



English Language Learners Definition of bespectacled

: wearing glasses

More from Merriam-Webster on bespectacled

Nglish: Translation of bespectacled for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of bespectacled for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!