What does pince-nez mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pince-nez.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pince-neznoun

    spectacles clipped to the nose by a spring

Wiktionary

  1. pince-neznoun

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

    Etymology: French pince-nez ‘pinch-nose’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pince-neznoun

    eyeglasses kept on the nose by a spring

    Etymology: [F. pincer to pinch + nez nose.]

Freebase

  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.]

Matched Categories

How to pronounce pince-nez?

How to say pince-nez in sign language?

Numerology

  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

  1. pince-nezpince-nezpince-nezpince-nezpince-nez


Translations for pince-nez

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for pince-nez »

Translation

Find a translation for the pince-nez definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these pince-nez definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "pince-nez." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 23 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/pince-nez>.

    Are we missing a good definition for pince-nez? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. monish
    • B. abrade
    • C. gloat
    • D. huff

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for pince-nez: