glassblowing

noun
glass·​blow·​ing | \ ˈglas-ˌblō-iŋ How to pronounce glassblowing (audio) \

Definition of glassblowing

: the art of shaping a mass of glass that has been softened by heat by blowing air into it through a tube

Other Words from glassblowing

glassblower \ ˈglas-​ˌblō(-​ə)r How to pronounce glassblowing (audio) \ noun

Examples of glassblowing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Students, who don’t need to have previous glassblowing experience, can craft a traditional orange pumpkin with a green stem, or choose from a variety of other options. Jay Jones, Chicago Tribune, 16 Sep. 2022 Watch craft demonstrations in glassblowing, jewelry making, blacksmithing, stone carving, leather craft and weaving, and enjoy a large variety of food and beverages, including Rhinegeist's new Chain Mail Ale, exclusive to RenFest. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 31 Aug. 2022 Full armor jousting, more than 150 artisans, demonstrations in glassblowing, jewelry making, blacksmithing, stone carving, leather craft, weaving and more. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 5 Sep. 2022 Especially interesting are live glassblowing sessions. Lea Lane, Forbes, 6 July 2022 Art objects, including quilting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlework, basket weaving, ceramics and glassblowing, were historically relegated to low art made predominantly by women. Shantay Robinson, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 June 2022 Barrio Glassworks, a public glassblowing studio and retail gallery located in the historic Barrio community of Carlsbad Village, started by Mary Devlin, Gary Raskin and their son Drew Raskin, a glassblower. Sophy Chaffee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 May 2022 Designers Breanna Box and Peter Dupont told i-D that the glassblowing process used an air hose, since the glass was so thick, and that the purse function is the result of a drill and scissors. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 12 Apr. 2022 For the artistically inclined visitor, Jack Pine Studio is the perfect spot to try your hand at glassblowing, with paperweight and glass pumpkin-making workshops open to the public. Jared Ranahan, Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of glassblowing

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2022

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“Glassblowing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glassblowing. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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glassblowing

noun
glass·​blow·​ing | \ ˈglas-ˌblō-iŋ How to pronounce glassblowing (audio) \

Kids Definition of glassblowing

: the art of shaping a mass of melted glass by blowing air into it through a tube

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