loupe

noun
\ ˈlüp How to pronounce loupe (audio) \

Definition of loupe

: a small magnifier used especially by jewelers and watchmakers

Examples of loupe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michael works for a magazine; Mae gazes through a loupe at a museum. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "‘The Photograph’ Review: An Unabashedly Old-School Love Story," 13 Feb. 2020 Studying a series of tiny frames with a loupe, a photographer or editor could identify potential hits, usually... Richard B. Woodward, WSJ, "‘Proof: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet’ Review: Mistakes and Masterpieces," 15 Feb. 2020 But these patterns are often only distinguishable with sophisticated equipment; often, a jeweler’s loupe won’t even reveal the difference between the two. Annabelle Williams, Philly.com, "What do lab-grown diamonds mean for Jewelers Row?," 7 July 2018 In a tall top hat, a beard that reaches his chest, and glass goggles fitted with a jeweler’s loupe, there’s no question that Kim Hutsell, Agent No. 1 in the Starburner Intergalactic Courier Service, is playing out a creative fantasy. Joshua Stewart, sandiegouniontribune.com, "After mass shootings, blurry line between fake and real weapons becomes more important at steampunk and comic conventions," 8 Apr. 2018 The loupe, which has 10-times magnification, can be placed over a smartphone camera lens for taking photos. Kenta Ieki, idahostatesman, "Humble moss proves a soothing and simple hit in the home," 24 Jan. 2018 But these patterns are often only distinguishable with sophisticated equipment; often, a jeweler’s loupe won’t even reveal the difference between the two. Annabelle Williams, Philly.com, "What do lab-grown diamonds mean for Jewelers Row?," 7 July 2018 In a tall top hat, a beard that reaches his chest, and glass goggles fitted with a jeweler’s loupe, there’s no question that Kim Hutsell, Agent No. 1 in the Starburner Intergalactic Courier Service, is playing out a creative fantasy. Joshua Stewart, sandiegouniontribune.com, "After mass shootings, blurry line between fake and real weapons becomes more important at steampunk and comic conventions," 8 Apr. 2018 The loupe, which has 10-times magnification, can be placed over a smartphone camera lens for taking photos. Kenta Ieki, idahostatesman, "Humble moss proves a soothing and simple hit in the home," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of loupe

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loupe

French

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The first known use of loupe was circa 1775

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“Loupe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loupe. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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loupe

noun
\ ˈlüp How to pronounce loupe (audio) \

Medical Definition of loupe

: a magnifying lens worn especially by surgeons performing microsurgery also : two such lenses mounted on a single frame examine the cornea with a binocular loupe

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