spectacled

adjective
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 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 24 Jul. 2021.

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spectacled

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of spectacled

: wearing glasses

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