lampshade

noun

lamp·​shade ˈlamp-ˌshād How to pronounce lampshade (audio)
: a cover that softens or directs the light of a lamp

Examples of lampshade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a warm feeling to the setting, the familiar wood interiors and Tiffany-style lampshades of classic Applebee’s contrasting against the clean lines of tennis courts, generic hotel-lobby bars, and bedrooms in various states of mess where so much of the film plays out. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 1 May 2024 From the ceiling hung a twisted glass chandelier by Eric Dunn, its spiked lampshades mimicking the tendrils of a brain’s dendrites. Renée Reizman, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 Grubb gave me a to-do list: add a pair of long mirrors, put black lampshades on the chandelier and wallpaper the back feature wall and the ceiling with a rich, medium-blue grasscloth to distinguish the dining area from the entry. Marni Jameson, The Mercury News, 25 Apr. 2024 When designing the lampshades for some stageside tables, the designer drew inspiration from the image of a pyramid with a floating eye that appears on the backside of American dollar bills. Dan Piepenbring, New York Times, 23 Apr. 2024 Similar to how a tree creates a canopy of branches and leaves, the Tiffany lampshade’s unique shape is meant to evoke the outdoors, which may add a subtle appeal to Gen Z, many of whom are committed to an eco-friendly lifestyle. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Mar. 2024 The Buchenwald Memorial commissioned a new forensic analysis of the lampshade and other objects suspected of being human remains in 2023. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 22 Mar. 2024 The lampshade was removed from public display in the 1990s due to ethical concerns. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 22 Mar. 2024 Dazey suggests finding small makers to create a custom lampshade for you. Bryce Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lampshade was in 1829

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“Lampshade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lampshade. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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