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Definition of "pince-nez" [pince•-nez]

  • Eyeglasses clipped to the bridge of the nose. (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 "pince-nez" in a sentence
  • "My book, in one of life's coincidences, will be presented in Madrid this coming May 21, the birthday of the poet with the round pince-nez and the aquiline nose."
  • "Viggo was clearly unsettled by such close contact with Freud's personal artefacts, and affected some shivers of recognition as he pored over Freud's notebook which sits on his desk, a pair of fold-up pince-nez placed neatly beside it."
  • "“Yes, what of them,” he asked, his kind eyes twinkling behind pince-nez glasses."