[bih-spek-tuh-kuh ld]


wearing eyeglasses.

Origin of bespectacled

First recorded in 1735–45; be- + spectacled Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bespectacled

Contemporary Examples of bespectacled

Historical Examples of bespectacled

  • It was the puffy, bespectacled little doctor who shut out the light.


    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • Then she favored the bespectacled driver with a surprised stare.

  • The superintendent proved to be a woman, shrewd, keen-faced, and bespectacled.

    The Long Day

    Dorothy Richardson

  • He was middle-aged, studious and bespectacled, and he wore a wig.

    The Ethical Way

    Joseph Farrell

  • After the meal he returned to the veranda—and met a smiling, bespectacled Tambusami in the doorway.

    Caravans By Night

    Harry Hervey

British Dictionary definitions for bespectacled



wearing spectacles
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Word Origin and History for bespectacled

1742, past participle adjective from be- + spectacles.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper