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 Still, fashion continues to dictate sunglass sales. Fortune, 19 July 2022 Some devices, like Stories and Nreal Air, use a sunglass-like appearance to combat this. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 1 July 2022 The first-class service and pampering Four Seasons properties are known for extends into every corner of the Palm Beach location — down to its poolside cabanas, complimentary sunscreen, fresh fruit platters, and sunglass cleanings. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 18 June 2022 The officer found a sunglass case that had a methamphetamine pipe inside. cleveland, 22 Apr. 2022 What to Consider: The lightweight wire frame feels very fragile and shouldn't be stored without a proper sunglass case. Kaitlyn Mcinnis, Travel + Leisure, 22 Apr. 2022 Costa is the first sunglass brand founded by anglers to offer color-enhancing lenses that amplify experiences on the water. Outside Online, 20 June 2021 Sunski takes scrap plastic destined for the landfill and repurposes it into lightweight polycarbonate resin and turned into sunglass frames. Ebony Roberts, Outside Online, 20 Apr. 2022 As with most lenses from reputable sunglass makers, all Under Armour lenses block 100 percent of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. Outside Online, 27 Apr. 2015 See More

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First Known Use of sunglass

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sunglass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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