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

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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 Venice’s 1000-year-old tradition of glassblowing is not an art stuck in the past. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 22 June 2021 Out on the glassblowing island of Murano, tourists are beginning to return, if a little more slowly. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 13 May 2021 Video art, meanwhile, is in respectable middle age as a subject taught in schools such as the Cleveland Institute of Art alongside glassblowing, ceramics, and industrial design. Steven Litt, cleveland, 11 Apr. 2021 In fact, the lens appeared to have been shaped using the glassblowing technique Hooke described back in 1665 and again in 1678. Kiona N. Smith, Forbes, 15 May 2021 Visitors can anticipate ceramics, jewelry and art as well as live music, outdoor dining and glassblowing demonstrations. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2020 Get an up-close (and sometimes intense) look at the world of glassblowing as 10 artists compete for the grand prize. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Nov. 2020 Unlike glassblowing or dressage, making bread is a hobby that requires little in terms of initial investment. Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, 28 Oct. 2020 The glassblowing studio will host a class on how to make a glass cat in a witch hat. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 21 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of glassblowing

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glassblowing was circa 1829

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“Glassblowing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glassblowing. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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glassblowing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of glassblowing

: the art of shaping a piece of hot, melted glass by blowing air into it through a tube

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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