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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The left-leaning, bespectacled, abundantly bearded Powell got into it with a conservative commenter over ballot security and voter intimidation. John Keilman, Chicago Tribune, 1 Nov. 2022 The tall, dark and bespectacled ghost detective now has millions of followers and fans who gravitate toward his earnestness and intensity. Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2022 Their covert collaboration recently became fodder for an episode of The Crown, with Elizabeth Debicki playing Diana, and Andrew Steele portraying the bespectacled author. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 15 Nov. 2022 The bespectacled Hernandez, 74, took it all in with a smile. Gustavo Arellanocolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2022 That boisterous ecosystem is watched over by Paul’s mother, Esther (Anne Hathaway), a smart, no-nonsense educator, and his authoritarian father, Irving (Jeremy Strong), whose bespectacled quietude belies volcanic anger. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2022 That makes her best friend Needy, played by a bespectacled Amanda Seyfried, the protagonist. Katie Rife,, 19 Oct. 2022 Perhaps the most audacious study of cosmic rays was carried out in 1931, by Auguste Piccard, Bertrand’s grandfather, an eccentric, bespectacled physicist who wrote several groundbreaking scientific papers and predicted the existence of uranium 235. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 3 Oct. 2022 On the very top of the pile was a black-and-white mug shot of a bearded, bespectacled man. Chicago Tribune, 29 Sep. 2022 See More

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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 2 Dec. 2022.

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

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