Definitions for lampshadeˈlæmpˌʃeɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lampshade, lamp shade(noun)

    a protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view


  1. lampshade(Noun)

    A cover over a lamp to either diffuse the light or to block it in certain directions so it doesn't cause glare by shining directly in one's eyes.

  2. lampshade(Verb)

    To intentionally call attention to the improbable, incongruent, or clichu00E9d nature of an element or situation featured in a work of fiction within the work itself.


  1. Lampshade

    A lampshade is a fixture that covers the lightbulb on a lamp to diffuse the light it emits. Conical, cylindrical and other forms on floor-, desk- or table top-mounted as well as suspended lamp models are the most common and are made in a wide range of materials. The term can also apply to the glass hung under many designs of ceiling lamp. Beyond its practical purpose, significant emphasis is also usually given to decorative and aesthetic features.

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