1. spectacles

noun. ['ˈspɛktəkəlz'] optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision.


  • goggles
  • optical instrument
  • eyeglasses
  • shades
  • glasses
  • specs
  • lorgnette
  • pince-nez
  • frame
  • dark glasses
  • bridge
  • nosepiece
  • bifocals


  • bottom
  • disconnect
  • unconnectedness
  • disjoin

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Rhymes with Spectacles

  • abels
  • ables
  • accruals
  • ackles
  • acquittals
  • adjustables
  • admirals
  • advertorials
  • aerials
  • agrochemicals
  • ahles
  • aisles
  • ambles
  • angels
  • angles
  • animals
  • ankles
  • annals
  • annuals
  • apostles

How do you pronounce spectacles?

Pronounce spectacles as ˈspɛktəkəlz.

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Sentences with spectacles

1. Noun, plural
Dig through junk drawers to see if you can unearth an old pair of spectacles or an old pipe.

Quotes about spectacles

1. A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

2. When money and hype recede from the art world, one thing I won't miss will be what curator Francesco Bonami calls the 'Eventocracy.' All this flashy 'art-fair art' and those highly produced space-eating spectacles and installations wow you for a minute until you move on to the next adrenaline event.
- Jerry Saltz

3. Myrnin turned away to pick up his Ben Franklin spectacles, balanced them on his nose, and looked over them to say, "Don't do drugs. I feel I ought to say that.
- Rachel Caine, Ghost Town