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lorgnon

[ French lawr-nyawn ]

noun

, plural lor·gnons [law, r, -, nyawn].
  1. an eyeglass or a pair of eyeglasses.


lorgnon

/ lɔrɲɔ̃ /

noun

  1. a monocle or pair of spectacles
  2. another word for lorgnette


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lorgnon1

1840–50; < French, equivalent to lorgn ( er ) ( lorgnette ) + -on noun suffix
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lorgnon1

C19: from French, from lorgner; see lorgnette
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Example Sentences

Beau Brummel can be about left center, examining him through a lorgnon, or better, indicating him to a belle in a powdered wig.

When the child once saw her uncle with a lorgnon around his neck she said, Cest le bon Dieu de mon oncle.

"It looks as if some one had fallen in a fit," said Mrs. Stuart, looking through her lorgnon.

Mrs. Ames clasped her stiff hands together and dropped the lorgnon on the floor.

"I thought you looked pale," said Mrs. Ames, viewing him through the inevitable lorgnon.

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