/ (ˈspɛktəkəlz) /

pl n
  1. a pair of glasses for correcting defective vision: Often (informal) shortened to: specs

  2. pair of spectacles cricket a score of 0 in each innings of a match

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How to use spectacles in a sentence

  • Here, Mr. Slocum paused to wipe his spectacles, and the wife seized the opportunity to press the question.

  • We may apply to it with advantage the spectacles of social reform, but what the socialist offers us is total blindness.

  • When Aunt Ri heard that Farrar had fled the country, she pushed up her spectacles and looked reflectively at her informant.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Drawing the settee closer to the light, he opened the great volume across his knees and adjusted his spectacles.

  • Both were too much overcome for words, but the doctor was the first to continue, as he took off his dimmed spectacles.

    The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge