Lampshade definitions

lămp'shād'
A protective or ornamental covering used to screen a light bulb.
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A partial, often decorative cover on a lamp, designed to direct or diffuse the light given off by the bulb or flame.
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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.
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(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.
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Origin of lampshade

lamp +‎ shade. The verb sense comes from the idea of making something more conspicuous by hanging a lampshade on it.