looking glass


noun

a mirror made of glass with a metallic or amalgam backing.
the glass used in a mirror.
anything used as a mirror, as highly polished metal or a reflecting surface.

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Origin of looking glass

First recorded in 1520–30
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British Dictionary definitions for looking glass

looking glass

noun

a mirror, esp a ladies' dressing mirror

adjective looking-glass

with normal or familiar circumstances reversed; topsy-turvya looking-glass world

Word Origin for looking glass

sense 2 in allusion to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass
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