What is another word for looking glass?

Pronunciation: [lˈʊkɪŋ ɡlˈas] (IPA)

"Looking glass" is an antiquated term for a mirror or reflective surface, dating back to Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass" novel. However, there are plenty of synonyms for this term that are much less archaic. For instance, we might say "mirror," "reflective surface," "speculum," "looking glass," "pane," "glass," or "plate." Each of these is a perfectly acceptable term for the thing we use to observe our own reflections. While "looking glass" may have a nice ring to it, it's certainly not necessary to use it in everyday conversation. Nevertheless, it remains a charmingly old-fashioned term that has become synonymous with certain whimsical stories and literary traditions.

What are the hypernyms for Looking glass?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Looking glass?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for looking glass (as nouns)

Famous quotes with Looking glass

  • It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.
    Nikolai Gogol
  • If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass.
    Francois Rabelais
  • The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
    William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
    William Makepeace Thackeray
  • It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.
    Nikolai Gogol

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