Recent Examples of opera glass from the Web
The magenta curtains were elegantly poised as if concertgoers were attending a proper theatrical performance begging to be seen through opera glasses.
Also among the Annenberg show’s 440 images is an 1839 self-portrait by Robert Cornelius, who built a camera with a box and lens from a pair of opera glasses to create an early selfie.
Each reached inside their jackets — Key for a pair of opera glasses to hurl at the advancing lawmaker, and Sickles for a Derringer.
The downside to that basic, spy-in-the-stands technique is that the risk of discovery is high; opera glasses are pretty well-camouflaged at the opera but tend to stick out in the grandstand.
Contemporary guidebooks warned European tourists against sharing their opera glasses with Egyptians, implying that the simple act of borrowing binoculars could result in disease.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'opera glass.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up opera glass? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).