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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. 2017.
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  • A step sounded in the hall, a knock, and the well-known gaunt form and spectacled face of McCrae appeared in the doorway.

  • Germany, a smoking nation, is at the same time, a spectacled nation.

    The Young Man's Guide William A. Alcott
  • His head-dress was removed, disclosing the features of a pale, insignificant, and spectacled German.

    A Lively Bit of the Front Percy F. Westerman
  • He was the elderly, spectacled gentleman in the section behind her.

    Mary Ware's Promised Land Annie Fellows Johnston
  • But Earle, following the spectacled man out of the room, stopped in the doorway.

    Frank of Freedom Hill Samuel A. Derieux
  • "We love her too much," said the spectacled sister with dignity.

  • Dr. Chuka, huge and black and spectacled, rocked back and forth in his seat, suppressing laughter.

    Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The spectacled girl in green was, as usual, first with the news.

  • She liked the boy Arthur, and the spectacled people seemed harmless.

    The Half-Hearted John Buchan
  • The spectacled girl at the end of the row grew pink and stared at her hands.

    Regiment of Women Clemence Dane
British Dictionary definitions for spectacled


wearing glasses
(of an animal) having markings around the eyes resembling a pair of glasses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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