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

Definition of lampshade

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

Examples of lampshade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But datacenters, not just Microsoft’s, host most of the internet without any lampshade of backing up or disaster planning. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Microsoft Kept Servers Running on Nothing but Hydrogen for 2 Days," 4 Aug. 2020 Petunia even has her own room in the West Village apartment where the comedian, 37, lives with his wife, Annamarie Tendler Mulaney, 34, who makes Victorian lampshades. New York Times, "How John Mulaney, Comedian, Spends His Sundays," 24 Jan. 2020 A year later, Mouille applied a similar design to a two-arm wall sconce before repeating the lampshade style across a range of fixtures. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Duckbill Light Fixtures Offer a Fresh Take on Mid-Century Design," 16 Apr. 2020 Toss a scarf over a lampshade to add a bohemian atmosphere to a room. New York Times, "Tired of Winter? Here’s How to Make Your Home a Haven," 7 Feb. 2020 The lampshades above the bar are made from mycelium, the threadlike part of a fungi. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Rise of ‘Zero-Waste’ Restaurants," 16 Mar. 2020 In keeping with the charro theme, the lampshades are from Casamidy’s Ranchero Chic line, decorated with classic leather designs. Elisabeth Malkin, ELLE Decor, "See Inside an Idyllic Retreat in Northern Mexico," 18 Dec. 2019 The lampshade is one of a legion of pleated shades that are making a comeback since the style's heyday in the Victorian era. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "Pleated Lampshades Are On Their Way Back," 13 Dec. 2018 Side whiskers, soul patches, lampshades and handlebar moustaches are good to go, according to a CDC infographic. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "The CDC has thoughts about soul patches and mutton chops. And they have to do with preventing coronavirus," 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of lampshade

1829, in the meaning defined above

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16 Aug 2020

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“Lampshade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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