lampshade

noun
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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Starting at the lampshade's seam, wrap wallpaper around the shade, overlapping the paper at an angle over the seam line. Womansday.com 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; lampshadedesigns.etsy.com. Country Living, "2015 Country Living Makeover Takeover: Buying Guide," 18 June 2015 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

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First Known Use of lampshade

1829, in the meaning defined above

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