noun (plural pince-nez) Etymology: French, from pincer to pinch + nez nose, from Latin nasus — more at nose Date: 1876 eyeglasses clipped to the nose by a spring

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  • pince-nez — [ pɛ̃sne ] n. m. inv. • 1841; de pincer et nez ♦ Lorgnon qu un ressort pince sur le nez. « les yeux fixes derrière un pince nez » (Sartre). ● pince nez nom masculin invariable Lorgnon qu un ressort fait tenir sur le nez. ⇒PINCE NEZ, subst. masc.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pince-nez — n. [F. pincer to pinch + nez nose.] Eyeglasses kept on the nose by a spring. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pince-nez — [pans΄nā′, pins΄nā′; ] Fr [ pans nā′] n. [Fr < pincer, to pinch + nez, nose ] pl. pince nez [pans΄nāz′; ] Fr [, pans΄nā′] eyeglasses without temples, kept in place by a spring gripping the bridge of the nose …   English World dictionary

  • pince-nez — [ ,pæns neı ] (plural pince nez) noun count old fashioned GLASSES that are held in place over your eyes only by a part that fits tightly on your nose …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pince-nez — nez /pɛ̃s ne/, it. /pens ne/ locuz. m., fr. (propr. pizzica naso ), usata in ital. come s.m. [tipo di occhiali senza stanghette, in uso nell Ottocento e nel primo Novecento, in cui le due lenti erano unite da una molla che le teneva ferme sul… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • pince-nez — (n.) folding eyeglasses, 1876, French, lit. pinch nose, from pincer to pinch + nez nose …   Etymology dictionary

  • pince-nez — /fr. pɛsˈne/ [v. fr. comp. di pincer «pinzare» e nez «naso»] s. m. inv. stringinaso …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • pince-nez — [ˌpæns ˈneı, ˌpıns ] n [plural] [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: pinch nose ] glasses worn in the past that were held in position on the nose by a spring, instead of by pieces fitting round the ears …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pince-nez — s. m. 2 núm. Ver pincenê.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra francesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • pince-nez — DEFINICIJA v. pensne …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • pince-nez — ► NOUN (treated as sing. or pl. ) ▪ a pair of eyeglasses with a nose clip instead of earpieces. ORIGIN French, that pinches the nose …   English terms dictionary

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