sunglass

noun
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

Examples of sunglass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stanton slips on a pair of sunglasses, suits up in a crimson windbreaker and sets out for her driveway. Tyler Tachman, Indianapolis Star, "‘It really got us through the quarantine’: IU softball coach Shonda Stanton unified a neighborhood," 12 May 2020 Olsen also accessorized with black Wayfarer-esque sunglasses and a lanyard around her neck. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Olsen Twin Sets The Bar For Social Distancing Style," 14 May 2020 For the first month of dropping her one-and-half-year-old daughter off at preschool in Teaneck, N.J., Claudia Jannucci, 44, would cry behind a large pair of black sunglasses. Dani Blum, New York Times, "Dress Rehearsals, 20 Quick Hugs: Our Readers Share Their Drop-Off Hacks," 17 Apr. 2020 Other characters include, Jeremy, played by Drake, who is a teenager too cool to take his sunglasses off inside. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Joanna Gaines' Book Signing Skit Is the Most Hilariously Heartwarming Thing We've Seen This Week," 10 Apr. 2020 Many of the former and current NBA players and Hall-of-Famers were tearing up; several wore black sunglasses in the nocturnal setting to camouflage their emotions. Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe.com, "On Monday in Los Angeles, the basketball world took time to gather and grieve for Kobe and Gianna Bryant," 24 Feb. 2020 Between her Converse line, Pandora collection, and her new sunglasses collab, pretty soon Millie Bobby Brown will have designed every single thing in your closet. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Millie Bobby Brown Teamed Up With Vogue Eyewear for the Ultimate Soft Girl Sunglasses Collection," 12 Feb. 2020 Phoenix, 44, opted for a black tuxedo worn with black sunglasses. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, "Joaquin Phoenix Can't Help But Smile at Fiancée Rooney Mara on Golden Globes Red Carpet," 5 Jan. 2020 And Prince in a pair of black sunglasses furiously sipping from a straw. Wired, "#ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies Is the Season's Best Hashtag," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of sunglass

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Jun 2020

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“Sunglass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunglass. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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