: a small magnifier used especially by jewelers and watchmakers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The grader looks through a jeweler's loupe to identify any signs of resealing, restoration, color touching, or tampering. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 1 Dec. 2021 Better text selection – iOS 15 brings back the magnification loupe for text selection. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 20 Oct. 2021 The magnification loupe for text cursor selection is coming back. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 2 Sep. 2021 Better text selection – Apple is bringing back the magnification loupe for text selection. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 17 Aug. 2021 Thankfully, iOS 15 will see the return of the magnification loupe. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 20 July 2021 While some of his competitors along 47th Street, its main thoroughfare, were practically born with a loupe in hand, Mr. Moss has no familial roots in the industry. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 26 July 2021 But thankfully, the magnification loupe will be making its grand return with iOS 15. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 22 June 2021 The return of the magnification loupe for text selection and drag and drop functionality between apps are just two examples. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 15 July 2021 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 22 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


: 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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