glass·​ine gla-ˈsēn How to pronounce glassine (audio)
: a thin dense transparent or semitransparent paper highly resistant to the passage of air and grease

Examples of glassine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Overdose crisis reaches historic levels in New York City One of the items recovered was a stamp with the same identification that was used on the glassine envelopes found in the drug making material recovered from the day care, federal investigators said. Mark Crudele, ABC News, 25 Sep. 2023 To produce glassine paper, sheets are ‘supercalendered’—run through the calendering process several times at different temperatures and pressures. Chris Burton, Outside Online, 27 Aug. 2021 Between roll-packing and introducing the glassine bags, prAna has eliminated over 20 million polybags from its distribution process since 2010. Chris Burton, Outside Online, 27 Aug. 2021 Fried balls of jasmine rice, fragrant with coconut nestled against aromatic sausage, lettuce leaves, tender sprigs of cilantro, and glassine fried makrut lime leaves and bird’s eye chile. Washington Post, 27 June 2021 And according to court documents, before the DNA tests were done, a glassine envelope which contained the paint chip was checked out overnight — signed out to the same criminalist who had matched the blood on it to Cooper. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 21 Mar. 2020 The New York Drug Enforcement Task Force raided an apartment on Monday and found all six suspects packing hundreds of thousands of glassine envelopes with powdered drugs valued at $7 million. Tim Pearce, Washington Examiner, 29 Jan. 2020 Nearby were the telltale signs of drug use: empty vials, glassine envelopes and a powdery mixture. Azi Paybarah, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2019 The acetylfentanyl — the substance found in the glassine — was not in Ms. Rojas’s body. Annie Correal, New York Times, 9 Aug. 2019

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'glassine.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glassine was in 1916

Dictionary Entries Near glassine

Cite this Entry

“Glassine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on glassine

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!