Definition of spectacled in English:



  • 1Wearing spectacles.

    • ‘It was well after sunrise and Madame Comer was yet to show her spectacled face at Versailles.’
    • ‘Cut to a younger, spottier and more heavily spectacled Jim sitting in a chair.’
    • ‘By her forties she was spectacled, stout and keen on knitting.’
    • ‘‘Hello, Bryn’, Drew said dryly, looking up at the spectacled young man.’
    • ‘She had expected a typical professor image to address the gathering - old, spectacled, and balding but brilliant nevertheless.’
    • ‘The coroner, a thin, elderly, spectacled man, dressed entirely in black, peered disapprovingly at the crowd and wearily sighed as he took his place at the table.’
    • ‘Shortly after the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, a gentle, spectacled professor of ethics embraced a fellow humanist in Paris.’
    • ‘However, the clean-shaven, well-dressed, spectacled man has an authoritative air which commanded respect.’
    • ‘The woman glanced into the rear-view mirror and adjusted it, catching sight of her spectacled brown eyes encased within its oblong frame.’
    • ‘Both of us turn our heads at once and see a spectacled Zelda jogging her way towards us.’
    • ‘To my horror, I had seen that same squirrelly, spectacled face before, only this time it had a horrible look to it.’
    • ‘In his memory, his spectacled father was quiet, gentle and loved reading.’
    • ‘The woman looked deeply at the eyes of the spectacled girl.’
    • ‘He definitely wasn't planning on having tea with the spectacled freak, but he sure as hell was going to check everywhere for Drew.’
    • ‘‘We are here today to decide,’ the spectacled Livingston began.’
    • ‘A story circulated quite recently that a leading British professional, who will remain nameless to preserve his reputation, once suffered the indignity of a humiliating beating while at school - against the spectacled class boffin.’
    • ‘I recall the shy smile of the spectacled granny riding in a wheelbarrow pulled by her son.’
    • ‘Staffers lunching in the building's canteen nod respectfully at this gangling, spectacled intruder.’
    • ‘Now he was a greying elder, spectacled in thick bifocals, wrinkled in his once handsome features, and knotted and veined in limbs.’
    • ‘Attentive and direct, the spectacled Maharaj was cautious about disclosing details of his exit from Intercommercial which he said happened on amicable terms.’
    1. 1.1 Used in names of animals with markings that resemble spectacles.
      • ‘Only the spectacled and panda bears are vegetarians.’
      • ‘Teams searched large areas on foot, recording and mapping all occurrences of Steller's or spectacled eiders, as well as predators such as gulls, jaegers, and foxes.’
      • ‘Cobras include the South Indian variety - the spectacled and the monocle variety that are both brown in colour.’
      • ‘A spectacled warbler from southern Europe was seen at Filey and a taiga flycatcher from Siberia was spotted at Flamborough Head.’
      • ‘In February 2001, critical habitat in western coastal Alaska was designated in four areas for the threatened spectacled eider and in five areas for the Steller's eider.’