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lampshade

[lamp-sheyd]
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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of lampshade

First recorded in 1840–50; lamp + shade
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Examples from the Web for lamp-shade

Historical Examples

  • The shadow of the lamp-shade had cut me off altogether from their thoughts.

    The Copperhead

    Harold Frederic

  • He was carrying a piece of yellow-fluff, part of a lamp-shade, as far as I could judge.

    Idle Ideas in 1905

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • And the lamp-shade, and all those crochet things of every kind and shape!

  • On the ceiling he saw a dark circle—the shadow of the lamp-shade.

  • He sat silent, with his arms folded; and his head remained in the shadow cast by the lamp-shade.


Word Origin and History for lamp-shade

n.

also lampshade, 1829, from lamp + shade (n.).

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