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Definition of "lorgnette" []

  • A pair of eyeglasses or opera glasses with a short handle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lorgnette" in a sentence
  • "Behind the lorgnette was a large and frowning dowager, who followed up the glare with a loud "Shhh!""
  • ""lorgnette" that had been handed to them was a new invention of Thomas A. Edison."
  • "Lalique's flora and fauna are everywhere—nude feminine figures with insect wings on a necklace, a lizard lorgnette, an ivy and clover hatpin, swans here, wheat sheaves there, a pair of white peacocks with multicolor tails standing on a heart-shaped citrine."