Definition of Lampshade

1. Noun. A protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view.

Exact synonyms: Lamp Shade
Group relationships: Lamp
Generic synonyms: Shade



Definition of Lampshade

1. 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. ¹

2. Verb. (narratology) To intentionally call attention to the improbable, incongruent, or clichéd nature of an element or situation featured in a work of fiction within the work itself. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lampshade

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lampshade

lampricidal
lampricide
lampricides
lampriform
lampriforms
lamproite
lamproites
lampron
lamprons
lamprophonic
lamprophony
lamprophyllite
lamprophyre
lamprophyres
lamps
lampshade (current term)
lampshaded
lampshades
lampshading
lampshell
lampshells
lampstand
lampstands
lampuka
lampukas
lampuki
lampukis
lampwork
lampworked
lampworker

Literary usage of Lampshade

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1. Self-supporting Students in Certain New York City High Schools by Walter William Pettit (1920)
"I found the lampshade work very interesting, just by glancing up at intervals at my ... I believe I should be able to make a lampshade if I attempted it. ..."

2. A Seasonal Industry: A Study of the Millinery Trade in New York by Mary Van Kleeck (1917)
"In the Manhattan Trade School for Girls in New York, milliners are taught lampshade making as a subsidiary trade in which they may work in dull season, ..."

3. The Wissahickon by Thomas Augustine Daly (1922)
"When my mother was a small girl in England there stood on her father's reading table a silk lampshade on which were painted little scenes of the world's ..."

4. California Red Book: Hillyers̓ Legal Manual, 1914 by Curtis Hillyer (1914)
"See "Lamp and Lantern Mfrs." *Lamp and Lantern Mfrs 5 55 •lampshade Mfrs 1 80 Lawn Mower Mfrs 1 62 Lead Works—Sheet, pipe, shot (No smelting) '. ..."

5. The First Half Year of an Infant's Life by Thomas Scott Lowden (1895)
"Memory is astir as is seen in his searching for the lampshade on the thirty-fourth day. Each morning the mother has been wont to carry the child from his ..."

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