sunglasses

[suhn-glas-iz, -glah-siz]

plural noun

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

Nearby words

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

Origin of sunglasses

1800–10; sun + glasses

sunglass

1
[suhn-glas, -glahs]

noun

Origin of sunglass

1
First recorded in 1800–10; sun + glass

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British Dictionary definitions for sunglasses

sunglasses

pl n

glasses with darkened or polarizing lenses that protect the eyes from the sun's glare

sunglass

noun

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

sunglasses

n.

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

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