lampshade

[lamp-sheyd]
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noun

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
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Contemporary Examples of lampshade

  • The Lampshade is an awfully good book and it's exceptionally heartfelt.

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    Great New Reads

    The Daily Beast

    October 9, 2010

  • But he's working like mad to do right by the lampshade, or, at least, to discover its untold story.

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    Great New Reads

    The Daily Beast

    October 9, 2010

Historical Examples of lampshade

  • The lampshade revealed it colourless, and lustreless her eyes.

  • George had needed a lampshade for his room, and she had offered to paint one.

    The Roll-Call

    Arnold Bennett

  • The immediate origin of and excuse for the intimacy was a lampshade.

    The Roll-Call

    Arnold Bennett

  • Before long, the lampshade craze increasing in virulence, they had between them re-lampshaded the entire house.

    The Roll-Call

    Arnold Bennett

  • Then you cool it again, moulding and pressing it back to a little pellet upon the glass of the lampshade.

    Caught by the Turks

    Francis Yeats-Brown