looking glass

noun

Definition of looking glass

: mirror

Synonyms for looking glass

Synonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of looking glass in a Sentence

always remember that the image is reversed in the looking glass
Recent Examples on the Web The work Water Wise Gulf South and its initiatives have accomplished through partnerships with local neighborhood associations is a looking glass into how Americans are coping with crises. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 May 2022 Gutfeld, though, is not just Seth Meyers through the looking glass. James Parker, The Atlantic, 5 May 2022 And most importantly, if the skies are clear, every program includes the romance of putting your eye up to the looking glass. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, 8 Apr. 2022 To watch is to gaze through the Kremlin’s looking glass. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2022 To read or view the manipulative domestic coverage of the assault on Ukraine is to walk through a looking glass into a propagandist world of Russian heroes and Ukrainian nationalist villains. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2022 This film feels like a ‘through the looking glass’ moment for Batman himself. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2022 On full moons and new moons, low tides turn Malaysia’s Sasaran Beach into a vast looking glass, an Alice in Wonderland-esque landscape of shimmering silver. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Feb. 2022 Most will prefer to gaze at the surface but there will be people like me who enjoy what lies behind the looking glass. Natasha Dado, PEOPLE.com, 16 Dec. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'looking glass.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of looking glass

1526, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About looking glass

Time Traveler for looking glass

Time Traveler

The first known use of looking glass was in 1526

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near looking glass

look-in

looking glass

looking-glass plant

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for looking glass

Last Updated

7 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Looking glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/looking%20glass. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for looking glass

looking glass

noun

Kids Definition of looking glass

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!