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[bih-spek-tuh-kuh ld] /bɪˈspɛk tə kəld/
wearing eyeglasses.
Origin of bespectacled
First recorded in 1735-45; be- + spectacled Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Stout and bespectacled, he proved a delightful guest and Dr. Austin displayed a gift for comic songs that brought the house down.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • Then she favored the bespectacled driver with a surprised stare.

  • The train had not quite halted when the door was torn open, and a bespectacled, red-faced officer glared in.

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
  • The superintendent proved to be a woman, shrewd, keen-faced, and bespectacled.

    The Long Day Dorothy Richardson
  • Scott, are you going to take all those sausages and muffins, you bespectacled ruffian!

    The Danger Mark Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for bespectacled


wearing spectacles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bespectacled

1742, past participle adjective from be- + spectacles.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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