sunglass

1
[ suhn-glas, -glahs ]
/ ˈsʌnˌglæs, -ˌglɑs /

noun


Nearby words

  1. sung mass,
  2. sungari,
  3. sungazing,
  4. sunghua,
  5. sungkiang,
  6. sunglasses,
  7. sunglow,
  8. sungrebe,
  9. sunhat,
  10. sunk

Origin of sunglass

1
First recorded in 1800–10; sun + glass

sunglass

2
[ suhn-glas, -glahs ]
/ ˈsʌnˌglæs, -ˌglɑs /

adjective

of or relating to sunglasses: a new concept in sunglass design.

sunglasses

[ suhn-glas-iz, -glah-siz ]
/ ˈsʌnˌglæs ɪz, -ˌglɑ sɪz /

plural noun

eyeglasses with colored or tinted lenses that protect the eyes from the glare of sunlight.

Origin of sunglasses

1800–10; sun + glasses

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British Dictionary definitions for sunglass

sunglass

/ (ˈsʌnˌɡlɑːs) /

noun

a convex lens used to focus the sun's rays and thus produce heat or ignition; burning glass

sunglasses

/ (ˈsʌnˌɡlɑːsɪz) /

pl n

glasses with darkened or polarizing lenses that protect the eyes from the sun's glare
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Word Origin and History for sunglass

sunglasses

n.

1917, from sun (n.) + glasses. Earlier sunglass (1804) meant a burning glass.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper