What does pince-nez mean?

Definitions for pince-nez
ˈpænsˌneɪ, ˈpɪns-; Fr. pɛ̃sˈneɪ; ˈpænsˌneɪz, ˈpɪns-; Fr. pɛ̃sˈneɪpince-nez

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pince-nez(noun)

    spectacles clipped to the nose by a spring


  1. pince-nez(Noun)

    temple-less eyeglasses that clip to the bridge of the nose

  2. Origin: French pince-nez ‘pinch-nose’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pince-nez(noun)

    eyeglasses kept on the nose by a spring

  2. Origin: [F. pincer to pinch + nez nose.]


  1. Pince-nez

    Pince-nez are a style of spectacles, popular in the 19th century, which are supported without earpieces, by pinching the bridge of the nose. The name comes from French pincer, to pinch, and nez, nose. Although pince-nez were used in Europe in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, modern ones appeared in the 1840s and reached their peak popularity around 1880 to 1900.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pince-nez

    pangs′-nā, n. a pair of eye-glasses with a spring for catching the nose. [Fr.]

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How to say pince-nez in sign language?

  1. pincenez


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pince-nez in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pince-nez in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of pince-nez

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