milk glass

noun

Definition of 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 Metallic gold tables and lighting fixtures with opal and milk glass finishes, for starters, along with colors like peacock blue and Kelly green. Lia Picard, House Beautiful, 10 May 2021 Another intriguing makeshift component is what appears to be a shelf underneath a milk glass sliding window—but is actually part of a marble island in the kitchen. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 20 May 2021 Made from recycled steel and milk glass windows from old Pearl buildings, the oyster bar draws a long line for draft beer in the daytime and starts shucking oysters around dinnertime. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 11 Mar. 2021 The bowl was translucent like milk glass but more durable than any container before it. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, 11 Apr. 2018 Old drawers, dough bowls, small vases that are sitting on a shelf collecting dust or Depression-era glass pieces like milk glass serving dishes can be pretty with the contrast of greenery inside. Clare Miers, star-telegram, 5 Apr. 2018 Soft, simple green milk glass balances the hot corals and oranges in the mix, while glossy metals pop against the lush greens. House Beautiful, 17 July 2017 Look no further than RocheStudioVintage’s milk glass collection. Anna Hezel, Bon Appetit, 10 Mar. 2017 Against walls painted Benjamin Moore's Grizzly Bear Brown, a Venetian pink milk glass chandelier looks all the more ethereal. Sarah Yang, House Beautiful, 17 Dec. 2013

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First Known Use of milk glass

1845, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2021

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“Milk glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milk%20glass. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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