be·​spec·​ta·​cled bi-ˈspek-(ˌ)ti-kəld How to pronounce bespectacled (audio)
: wearing spectacles

Examples of bespectacled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She is not injured, like the bespectacled hipster with his arm scaffolded in white gauze so that one hand is permanently pressed to his heart, as if professing his love or honesty. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 The pastor turned out to be a bespectacled Korean American man, in his late sixties, who had a fatherly warmth and a comforting authority. Julia Cho, The New Yorker, 31 Mar. 2024 In each incident, bald, bespectacled, wiry, wealthy Larry has stepped out of line, once physically, to defend or offend. Wesley Morris Ron Butler Emma Kehlbeck Ted Blaisdell, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 Behind a bald and bespectacled priest (representing religion), a matron pushes a baby carriage alongside three white geese (family). Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2024 Today: Van Taylor, bespectacled, balding, and beaming, with same. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Email address: Inside one pawn shop, a bespectacled clerk and two undercover police officers are shown discussing a 9 mm pistol. Vernal Coleman, ProPublica, 27 Mar. 2024 The bespectacled architect smiled from his white-walled office in Yokohama. Neda Ulaby, NPR, 5 Mar. 2024 Photograph: Katie Myers/Grist Jammie Hale is a bespectacled and bearded 51-year-old from Giles County, Virginia. Katie Myers, WIRED, 20 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bespectacled was in 1742

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“Bespectacled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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be·​spec·​ta·​cled bi-ˈspek-ti-kəld How to pronounce bespectacled (audio)
: wearing glasses

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