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

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Recent Examples on the Web Visitors can anticipate ceramics, jewelry and art as well as live music, outdoor dining and glassblowing demonstrations. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, "12 indie holiday craft fairs you can still shop this year, in person and online," 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, "20 Shows to Watch While Waiting for Election Results," 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, "These Are the Tools You Need to Make Better Bread," 28 Oct. 2020 The glassblowing studio will host a class on how to make a glass cat in a witch hat. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "29 last-minute Halloween events to check out this spooky season," 21 Oct. 2020 James Wilbat Glassblowing Studio Open House and Demo: Come be captivated by the beauty of glassblowing at the studio of local glass artist James Wilbat, featuring free glassblowing demonstrations., "Calendar: Sign language club meeting Saturday in Antioch," 10 Dec. 2019 Tucson’s Sonoran Glass School has three levels of classes, including a furnace glassblowing session for $35 to $50. Sharon Boorstin, Los Angeles Times, "Where to learn glassblowing in the West," 8 Aug. 2019 Square was borne of a personal frustration from McKelvey, who owned a glassblowing studio and lost a sale because the customer had only an American Express card —which the studio couldn't afford to accept because of high fees. Clare Duffy, CNN, "How Square took on a challenge from Amazon — and won," 10 Mar. 2020 The Art of Sports -- a loge for 12 guests at a Cleveland Monsters hockey game; The Art of Expression -- a painting party for six guests; and The Art of Glass -- a glassblowing class for six guests to craft your own glass ornament. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "Local artists to benefit Medina County children at ‘Art With A Heart’," 18 Oct. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of glassblowing

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


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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