milk glass


: an opaque and typically milky white glass used especially for novelty and ornamental objects

Examples of milk glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout the home, oversized milk glass windows are installed to retain privacy from the home’s very nearby neighbors. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 1 Feb. 2024 The kitchen is lit by vintage British milk glass pendant lighting. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 4 July 2023 To make: Simply plant wheatgrass (available at garden stores or flower shops) in milk glass vessels such as the sugar dish, goblet, and vase shown here. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 30 Mar. 2023 By the late 1920s, the company was making the milk glass for which they are best known. oregonlive, 3 Jan. 2023 Made from milk glass, subjects varied from animals and birds to people and carried holiday or nursery rhyme themes. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 22 Dec. 2022 The crown is made of milk glass, and the red paint likely signifies Regular gasoline. oregonlive, 6 Aug. 2022 Hi Jeanne, Your classic milk glass collection seems to be from the Indiana Glass Co. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 9 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of milk glass was in 1845

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“Milk glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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