What does lorgnette mean?

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lɔrnˈyɛtlorgnette

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lorgnette(noun)

    eyeglasses that are held to the eyes with a long handle

Wiktionary

  1. lorgnette(Noun)

    An opera glass with a handle.

  2. lorgnette(Noun)

    Elaborate double eyeglasses.

  3. Origin: lorgner (from lorgne) + -ette

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lorgnette(noun)

    an opera glass

  2. Lorgnette(noun)

    elaborate double eyeglasses

  3. Origin: [F.]

Freebase

  1. Lorgnette

    A lorgnette is a pair of spectacles with a handle, used to hold them in place, rather than fitting over the ears. It is derived from the French lorgner, to take a sidelong look at, and Middle French, from lorgne, squinting. They were invented by an Englishman named George Adams. The lorgnette was usually used as a piece of jewelry, rather than to enhance vision. Fashionable ladies usually preferred them to spectacles. These were very popular at masquerade parties and used often at the opera. They were worn popularly in the 19th century. The lorgnette was employed as a prop and affectation by early 20th century trial lawyer Earl Rogers, and one is featured on the front cover dust jacket of his biography, Final Verdict, by his daughter Adela Rogers St. Johns.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lorgnette

    lōr-nyet′, n. an opera-glass.—n. Lor′gnon, an eye-glass with a handle. [Fr.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lorgnette in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lorgnette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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