lamp·​shade | \ ˈlamp-ˌshād How to pronounce lampshade (audio) \

Definition of lampshade

: a cover that softens or directs the light of a lamp

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Remember that scene in Uptown Girls when Britney Murphy takes a lampshade and pins it to her hair with bobby pins? Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "These Armani Privé Fall 2019 Couture Show Hairpieces Are Basically Scrunchies for Your Forehead," 3 July 2019 Jarman’s restaurant, in one corner, is the club’s most elegant dining space, accented by lampshades created from Hermès scarves and palm-frond fans spinning languidly overhead. Abigail Stone,, "h Club is the new club rising above in L.A.," 10 June 2019 Starting at the lampshade's seam, wrap wallpaper around the shade, overlapping the paper at an angle over the seam line. Staff, Woman's Day, "7 New Ways to Decorate With Wallpaper," 26 Mar. 2010 Osborne and Little’s butterfly pattern upholstery—seen on the lampshades and chair—inspired the bedroom’s overall color scheme. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "An Uninspired NYC Apartment Is Revived With Color, Charisma, and Customization," 17 Jan. 2019 One thing is clear: No one will ever look at a simple lampshade the same way. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "Pleated Lampshades Are On Their Way Back," 13 Dec. 2018 See the lampshades on the sconces in the striped guest room? Lisa Cregan, House Beautiful, "Mimi McMakin and Ashley Sharpe on Decorating a Whimsical Palm Beach House," 1 Dec. 2014 But beyond the flowery wallpapers with matching lampshades, dog portraiture, needlepoint and traditional European antiques was a quirky man with a wicked sense of humor. The Editors, ELLE Decor, "Remembering Mario Buatta: Designers, Colleagues, and Clients Share Their Memories of the "Prince of Chintz"," 16 Oct. 2018 Custom fabric lampshade; Country Living, "2015 Country Living Makeover Takeover: Buying Guide," 18 June 2015

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First Known Use of lampshade

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lampshade was in 1829

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