[ lamp-sheyd ]

  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.

Origin of lampshade

First recorded in 1840–50; lamp + shade

Words Nearby lampshade Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lampshade in a sentence

  • If Madame Dammauville had not released the lampshade, she would have seen Saniel turned pale and his lips quiver.

    Conscience, Complete | Hector Malot
  • A green glass lampshade cost fifteen francs, and you were lucky to get it.

    Paris Vistas | Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • Sample mounting, novelty work, jewelry and silverware case making, lampshade and candleshade making.

    The Making of a Trade School | Mary Schenck Woolman
  • Reuben, dear, could you possibly imagine anything else so perfectly horrid as a yellow lampshade in a blue room?

    The House | Eugene Field