spec·​ta·​cled | \ ˈspek-ti-kəld How to pronounce spectacled (audio) also -ˌti-kəld \

Definition of spectacled

1 : having or wearing spectacles
2 : having markings suggesting a pair of spectacles a spectacled alligator

Examples of spectacled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Andean Bear The spectacled Andean bear is South America's only bear species. Fox News, "10 different kinds of bear: Everything you need to know about the huge mammals," 10 Mar. 2020 Some called for the return of the green-spectacled guy, others lamented how flat and generic the scheme looked. Anne Quito, Quartz at Work, "GoDaddy’s latest rebranding is a break from its sexist past," 15 Jan. 2020 At Wild Geese Bookshop, a (sometimes) spectacled skeleton sits by the window with a stack of books, boning up on everything from survival skills to Queen Victoria. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, "Skeletons are taking over Franklin. And tibia honest, they're kinda cute.," 18 Oct. 2019 For the banker’s gift, Kuhl came up with a bright-orange collage-style image: a mashup of elements taken directly from scans of Indian paper money, the most prominent feature of which is the spectacled visage of Mohandas Gandhi. David Wolman, WIRED, "The Ultimate Counterfeiter Isn’t a Crook—He’s an Artist," 18 May 2012 With his spectacled face, cozy sweaters, and dry, endearingly sincere style of delivery, comedian Joe Pera is a bit of an enigma in the modern stand-up scene. Nick Vadala, Philly.com, "Comedian Joe Pera brings his grandfatherly stylings to Philadelphia this weekend," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of spectacled

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Spectacled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spectacled. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of spectacled

: wearing glasses

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