lampshade

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

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lampshade (plural lampshades)

  1. 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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lampshade (third-person singular simple present lampshades, present participle lampshading, simple past and past participle lampshaded)

  1. (narratology, fandom slang) 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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