glass·​ware | \ ˈglas-ˌwer How to pronounce glassware (audio) \

Definition of glassware

: articles made of glass

Examples of glassware in a Sentence

a cabinet that holds glassware
Recent Examples on the Web Key to that, however, is everyone brought their own glassware. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How to politely set boundaries concerning masks, parties and workers in your home during a pandemic," 19 Oct. 2020 Among Penney’s new brands announced Monday are Schott Zwiesel wine glasses and Luminarc glassware, Cambridge flatware and Nordic Ware cookware. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "J.C. Penney adds new home brands in time for a hopeful holiday exit from bankruptcy," 12 Oct. 2020 When Virginia Miller hosts a weekly cocktail hour on the front stoop of her Victorian building in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, her neighbors arrive with masks, glassware and ice. Tilde Herrera,, "How to safely host a small gathering during coronavirus," 3 Sep. 2020 In some cemeteries, the dead were honored with piles of old broken crockery or glassware, symbolizing the idea that things broken in this world are mended in the next. Kirk Johnson, New York Times, "A Counter to Confederate Monuments, Black Cemeteries Tell a Fuller Story of the South," 30 Sep. 2020 One thing to keep in mind is that plates and glassware are more likely to break in a fireclay sink than in a metal sink. Sian Babish,, "The best farmhouse sink," 12 Sep. 2020 Servers and bartenders started the work day hours earlier polishing glassware, arranging place settings and memorizing new menu items to prepare for the long night ahead. Claire Ballor, Dallas News, "Is it time to reconsider America’s restaurant tipping system?," 8 Sep. 2020 Translucent glassware, like these yellow vessels, add color without much visual weight, a plus for small bathrooms. Alicia Chilton, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 No-Fail Ways to Add Fall Decor to Your Bathroom," 31 Aug. 2020 O’Connor uses them to store her bar supplies, including liquor and retro-looking glassware. Richard A. Marini,, "Look inside the 110-year old Dignowity Hill home of San Antonio artist Kelly O’Connor," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of glassware

1722, in the meaning defined above

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22 Oct 2020

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“Glassware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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How to pronounce glassware (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of glassware

: things made of glass


glass·​ware | \ ˈglas-wer How to pronounce glassware (audio) \

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: articles made of glass

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