how to pronounce lampshade


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the above transcription of lampshade is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

lampshade is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of lampshade in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of lampshade


  1. To wear an oversize top with skintight thigh-high boots and no leggings.
  2. To design or create lampshades.
  3. 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.
  4. To adorn with one or more lampshades.


  1. A cover over a lamp to either diffuse the light or to block it in certain directions to avoid glare in the eyes.

lampshade frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word lampshade occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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