glass·​blow·​ing ˈglas-ˌblō-iŋ How to pronounce glassblowing (audio)
: the art of shaping a mass of glass that has been softened by heat by blowing air into it through a tube
glassblower noun

Examples of glassblowing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Currently, Mitchell spends his days at his glassblowing workshop in El Segundo, creating drinkware, vases, decorative bottles and lighting. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2024 Enjoy tours and tastings at the renowned Tanaka Sake Brewery, take a glassblowing class, or learn about the town’s history on a canal tour. Lydia Price, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2024 These include Syrian glassblowing, olive cultivation in Turkey and a Malaysian theater tradition called Mek Mulung. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Dec. 2023 The studio also hosts visiting artists and glassblowing classes, with plenty of seating for curious observers. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 7 Jan. 2024 The space serves as an educational hub and glassblowing studio, where during the day, visitors can observe artisans creating beautiful objects like vases, glasses, and sculptures. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 7 Jan. 2024 The words echoed through Studio Salvadore, a family-run glassblowing workshop on Murano, the Italian island near Venice known for its centuries-old glass industry. Chantel Tattoli, New York Times, 16 Aug. 2023 The vessels are made out of bubble glass, which comes from a glassblowing technique that intentionally traps air bubbles within the material, and are fabricated in Biot, a town in Provence that’s famous for developing the technique. Curbed, 26 May 2023 Squeeze a little culture into your Cape Cod vacation by acquainting yourself with a local-favorite art form: glassblowing. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 8 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glassblowing was circa 1829

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“Glassblowing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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glass·​blow·​ing -ˌblō-iŋ How to pronounce glassblowing (audio)
: the art of shaping a mass of hot glass by blowing air into it through a tube
glassblower noun

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