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[spek-tuh-kuh ld]
  1. wearing spectacles.
  2. (of an animal) having a marking resembling a pair of spectacles.
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Origin of spectacled

First recorded in 1600–10; spectacle + -ed3
Related formsun·spec·ta·cled, adjective
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Examples from the Web for spectacled

Historical Examples of spectacled

  • The cobra, or spectacled snake, is the most poisonous snake in India.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • He was the elderly, spectacled gentleman in the section behind her.

    Mary Ware's Promised Land

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • Germany, a smoking nation, is at the same time, a spectacled nation.

    The Young Man's Guide

    William A. Alcott

  • "We love her too much," said the spectacled sister with dignity.

  • At Camerlata a spectacled officer, Major Nagen, joined them.

    Vittoria, Complete

    George Meredith

British Dictionary definitions for spectacled


  1. wearing glasses
  2. (of an animal) having markings around the eyes resembling a pair of glasses
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