monocle

[ mon-uh-kuh l ]
/ ˈmɒn ə kəl /

noun

an eyeglass for one eye.

Origin of monocle

1855–60; < French, noun use of adj.: one-eyed < Late Latin monoculus, equivalent to mon- mon- + oculus eye

Related forms

mon·o·cled, adjective
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monocle

/ (ˈmɒnəkəl) /

noun

a lens for correcting defective vision of one eye, held in position by the facial muscles

Derived Forms

monocled, adjective

Word Origin for monocle

C19: from French, from Late Latin monoculus one-eyed, from mono- + oculus eye
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