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[lamp-sheyd] /ˈlæmpˌʃeɪd/
a shade, usually translucent or opaque, for shielding the glare of a light source in a lamp or for directing the light to a particular area.
Origin of lampshade
First recorded in 1840-50; lamp + shade Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the shadowy light above the lampshade he caught her glance again and held it for a moment.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • The lampshade revealed it colourless, and lustreless her eyes.

  • Before long, the lampshade craze increasing in virulence, they had between them re-lampshaded the entire house.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
  • Sample mounting, novelty work, jewelry and silverware case making, lampshade and candleshade making.

    The Making of a Trade School Mary Schenck Woolman
  • Then you cool it again, moulding and pressing it back to a little pellet upon the glass of the lampshade.

    Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown
  • If Madame Dammauville had not released the lampshade, she would have seen Saniel turned pale and his lips quiver.

    Conscience, Complete Hector Malot
  • George had needed a lampshade for his room, and she had offered to paint one.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
  • The immediate origin of and excuse for the intimacy was a lampshade.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett

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