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[spek-tuh-kuh ld] /ˈspɛk tə kəld/
wearing spectacles.
(of an animal) having a marking resembling a pair of spectacles.
Origin of spectacled
First recorded in 1600-10; spectacle + -ed3
Related forms
unspectacled, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for spectacled
Historical Examples
  • The cobra, or spectacled snake, is the most poisonous snake in India.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • He was the elderly, spectacled gentleman in the section behind her.

    Mary Ware's Promised Land Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Germany, a smoking nation, is at the same time, a spectacled nation.

    The Young Man's Guide

    William A. Alcott
  • "We love her too much," said the spectacled sister with dignity.

  • At Camerlata a spectacled officer, Major Nagen, joined them.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • "That's my advice, Earle," the spectacled man said as he climbed into his car.

    Frank of Freedom Hill Samuel A. Derieux
  • The spectacled girl in green was, as usual, first with the news.

  • The spectacled girl at the end of the row grew pink and stared at her hands.

    Regiment of Women Clemence Dane
  • The spectacled or Pallas's Cormorant is one of the rarest of all birds.

    Extinct Birds Walter Rothschild
  • The Tremarctos Ornatus of Louisiana, or spectacled bear, is not a sloth.

    True Bear Stories Joaquin Miller
British Dictionary definitions for spectacled


wearing glasses
(of an animal) having markings around the eyes resembling a pair of glasses
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