lamp·shade | \ˈlamp-ˌshād \

Definition of lampshade 

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

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Soft brush attachments, also called upholstery attachments, can be used to dust books, lampshades, window coverings and, of course, upholstered furniture. Jolie Kerr, New York Times, "Five Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Easier," 4 May 2018 The roughly 980-foot-long tube, pleated like a lampshade and transparent like a greenhouse, houses a hotel lobby, restaurants, and a public viewing deck, and lies on its side across four of the lesser skyscrapers. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "We shouldn’t abandon the cities we have for some amenities in the clouds," 14 June 2018 To clean blinds and lampshades, and for general dusting, opt for a microfiber duster, like OXO’s Delicate Duster ($6.99, over a feather duster. Microfibers trap dust rather than just moving it around, Johnson said. Debbie Carlson,, "5 areas to tackle during spring cleaning," 22 May 2018 The lampshade was placed on a small table on the patio. Chad Finn,, "For stricken ex-NESN cameraman, homemade cafe is a rallying point," 3 May 2018 Fill in with garage sales or thrift store vases, planters, new lampshades and accent tables. Jennifer Adams,, "Ask Jennifer Adams: How to get a new look in a living room without replacing everything," 18 May 2018 Corrigan advises a lampshade for a starter fringe, whereas more adventurous design aficionados can opt for a larger statement piece. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Fringe Benefits: Why Tassels and Trimmings Are Making an Interior Design Comeback," 25 May 2018 Chandeliers adorned the tables of this year's amfAR gala, the fundraiser held at the tail-end of the Cannes Film Festival for the last 25 years, ornate centerpieces with glowing lampshades and crystal beading. Amy Kaufman,, "The first Cannes Film Festival after Harvey Weinstein's downfall struggled with its place in the #MeToo era," 22 May 2018 The lamp flaunts a conical porcelain lampshade and a bauble-bedecked cord, which is held in place by a metal hook. Arlene Hirst, New York Times, "What’s Hot (and Cool) in Home Lighting," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of lampshade

1829, in the meaning defined above

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