cut glass


: glass ornamented with patterns cut into its surface by an abrasive wheel and polished

Examples of cut glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Angie founded McCurtain Mosaics, working with cut glass. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 24 July 2023 The chair is made out of oak and was originally completely covered in gilding, paint, and cut glass. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, 7 May 2023 In her ninth decade, Jackson remains a formidable presence—slim, straight, steely-eyed, with a sonorous voice that could cut glass. Adam Green, Vogue, 15 June 2023 Their collecting odyssey began with a strong affinity for the American brilliant cut glass, also known as hand-cut crystal, produced from 1876 to roughly 1920. Isiah Magsino, Town & Country, 27 May 2023 Little cut glass jars with wooden lids sparkle under the dim lights as bartenders spoon jam into shakers to make the cobbler cocktails. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 21 Aug. 2021 Lemonade sweats in a cut glass pitcher and brownies melt on a tray. Beth Thames |, al, 12 May 2021 At the turn of the 20th century, American Brilliant Period cut glass was a go-to gift for brides, hostesses, wives and the like. Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, 16 Feb. 2021 We are reminded of the design work of Thomas Gibbons Hawkes (1846-1913), who was one of the titans of the cut glass industry. Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, 16 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1761, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cut glass was in 1761

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“Cut glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

cut glass

: glass ornamented by cutting and polishing

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