monocle

英 ['mɒnək(ə)l] 美 ['mɑnəkl]
  • n. 单片眼镜;单眼绷带
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monocle 单片眼睛

mono-,单个的,-oc,眼睛,词源同eye,ocular,binocular.

monocle (n.)
"single eyeglass," 1886, from French monocle, noun use of adjective monocle "one-eyed, blind in one eye" (13c.), from Late Latin monoculus "one-eyed," from Greek monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + Latin oculus "eye" (see eye (n.)).
That this, a hybrid, a Gallicism, and a word with no obvious meaning to the Englishman who hears it for the first time, should have ousted the entirely satisfactory eyeglass is a melancholy illustration of the popular taste in language. [Fowler]
1. The old lady could not read clearly without her monocle.
这位婆婆若不戴上她的单片眼镜,便无法阅读。

来自辞典例句

2. A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in mind's eye.
好挖苦人的人,是在心目中戴上单片眼镜儿看世事的人.

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