sun·​glass | \ ˈsən-ˌglas How to pronounce sunglass (audio) \

Definition of sunglass

1 : a convex lens for converging the sun's rays
2 sunglasses plural : glasses to protect the eyes from the sun

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But those who are waiting for the sunglasses to do something else will have to keep waiting. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "Snap Bets Its Future on a Stylish New Pair of Spectacles," 13 Aug. 2019 While Natalie expressed everything through the deep pools of her brown eyes, topping her outfits off with the perfect sunglasses, Lana’s most expressive feature was her voice. New York Times, "Lana Wood, Natalie’s Little Sister, Has Plenty to Say," 3 Aug. 2019 Shop the latest aviator sunglasses from brands beloved by Donald Glover and Brad Pitt. Carol Mccolgin, The Hollywood Reporter, "6 Aviator Shades Inspired by 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'," 31 July 2019 His literary impact often gets lost behind the sunglasses and the cigarette-in-mouth caricature. Laurel Deppen, The Courier-Journal, "The 'Year of Gonzo' is Louisville's love letter to Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson," 26 July 2019 That man was described as a black man with a light complexion wearing sunglasses. María Méndez, Dallas News, "Teens at Irving High report 2 stalkers, one of whom followed girl into Jack in the Box," 23 July 2019 Some of the soldiers disembarked from their aircraft wearing reflective sunglasses. Janine Di Giovanni, The New York Review of Books, "Sierra Leone, 2000: A Case History in Successful Interventionism," 7 June 2019 At least, the paparazzi are assuming it’s Perry and her mom, as both are wearing sunglasses and matching completely face-obscuring, serial killer-like sheet masks. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Katy Perry and Her Mom Sheet Mask While Walking," 15 May 2018 There is partially shaded picnic table seating, but the rest of the area is not shaded, so bring sunglasses and a hat for the kids. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "No badge? No problem at mostly free Comic-Con outdoor events," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of sunglass

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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