plural noun

half-glass·​es ˈhaf-ˈgla-səz How to pronounce half-glasses (audio)
: eyeglasses for reading that have about half the vertical dimension of typical eyeglasses

Examples of half-glasses in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bar offers a rotating selection of natural wines, including a flight of three half-glasses for $22, which is a great way to sample several varieties. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 19 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of half-glasses was in 1902

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“Half-glasses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-glasses. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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