[ hawrn-rimd ]


  1. having the frames or rims made of horn or tortoise shell, or plastic that simulates either of these:

    horn-rimmed glasses.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of horn-rimmed1

First recorded in 1890–95
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Example Sentences

You can almost see his wheels turning through his gold, horn-rimmed glasses.

The heavy-set Somali man covered his face with a cloth, which was held in place by a pair of horn-rimmed spectacles.

“All of these characteristics are part of American style,” explained Bolton, a dapper Brit in horn-rimmed glasses.

Calvert was a pudgy older guy who wore thick horn-rimmed glasses and personified the lovable nebbish.

His skin was shrivelled like that of a preserved fig, and he wore big horn-rimmed spectacles.

At ten minutes to eleven Mr. Gordon drove up with a small, sandy-haired man who wore large horn-rimmed spectacles.

The grey-haired woman looked up from her sewing, over her horn-rimmed glasses.

She does wear glasses—abominable yellow horn rimmed spectacles!

The doctor is a young man, with brown hair and a mustache, horn-rimmed glasses, a blue tie and a tan-leather bag.