a pair of glasses for correcting defective vision: Often (informal) shortened to: specs
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
He looks at a visitor over spectacles perched over the edge of his nose.
Super Bowl Halftime Shows are no longer kitschy theme park spectacles, but bonafide entertainment events.
And suicide is just one of the many shocking 4chan spectacles, which range from bullying to stripping to killing pets on camera.More Shocking Than Online Suicides Are the Crowds Who Clamor to Watch | Caitlin Dickson | December 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo created spectacles of fashion for her Comme des Garçons Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
Of course, other recent royal pageants and spectacles have been something of a mixed bag, economically speaking.
Here, Mr. Slocum paused to wipe his spectacles, and the wife seized the opportunity to press the question.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
We may apply to it with advantage the spectacles of social reform, but what the socialist offers us is total blindness.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
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.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
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