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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Only Griffin would hang a lampshade on being a filler guest, as well as letting a little tea spill on who bailed. Vulture, 23 Sep. 2022 So Kim, who was finishing up an industrial design master’s program at Pratt, decided to make his own lampshade. Diana Budds, Curbed, 18 Mar. 2022 The lampshade has black fringe around the edge, like in the legendary film. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 7 Dec. 2022 Introduce the color in small doses: a throw on the couch, ribbon on a wreath, trim around a lampshade, or even gift wrap on the packages. Savanna Bous, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Nov. 2022 And, most of the time, it will be hidden under a lampshade or cover anyway. Christian De Looper, BGR, 20 Nov. 2022 In the clip, a snowy Cleveland Street is seen, before the camera tracks into the Parker house as beloved items are again seen – including a familiar lampshade, now in a bit of disrepair. Dan Heching, CNN, 17 Oct. 2022 The warm neutral appears on accessories including the wall art, lampshade, and throw ($23, Walmart) on the bed, which offer a deeper complement to the light greige walls. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Aug. 2022 The Shade Shop is truly a lampshade shade lover's playground. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 28 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lampshade was in 1829

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“Lampshade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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