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 Allow the paint to dry completely before removing the tape from the lampshade. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 23 Mar. 2021 Discard the outer lampshade ring and use needle nose pliers ($11, The Home Depot) to turn up the four ends of the cross brace 1 inch. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Mar. 2021 Don’t be the one who is still wearing the lampshade and dancing on the table, at 4 AM. Marc Gerstein, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021 When picking a lampshade (sold separately), look for one that is wider than the base and about a third of the total height, including bulb and harp. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Mar. 2021 Her apartment is classic artist eclectic — a lampshade covered in decorative ravens, a John Denver painting in the kitchen, a human skeleton (not real) in the living room. Christopher Borrelli,, 24 Feb. 2021 Trim out your walls, curtains, pillows or a lampshade for maximum impact at minimal cost. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 19 Feb. 2021 Using a sharp soft pencil, draw around the template onto the lampshade, starting at the seam. Alexa Brazilian, New York Times, 24 Sep. 2020 The idea of a scientific lampshade on mind-body dualism certainly isn’t new, but McFadden’s research, published in the journal Neuroscience of Consciousness, is the latest to try to marry the fields. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 27 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of lampshade

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Lampshade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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