stained glass


Definition of stained glass 

: glass colored or stained (as by fusing metallic oxides into it) for decorative applications (as in windows)

Examples of stained glass in a Sentence

a cathedral with beautiful stained glass windows

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According to Fenty Beauty’s Instagram, all of the looks in the show were inspired by stained glass. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Models in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty New York Fashion Week 2018 Show Wore Fenty Beauty Makeup," 13 Sep. 2018 Vaulted ceilings, stained glass and sunken floors are among the features within the 3,500 square feet of living space. Lauren Beale,, "Onetime home of 'Soul Train' creator Don Cornelius pulls out of the station," 26 Mar. 2018 Much of the 19th-century stucco work and stained glass, and the 12th-century stonework within the old building has already been restored. Bridget Mallon, ELLE Decor, "Inside A Historical Hospital & Convent Being Transformed Beyond Belief," 27 Aug. 2015 But after six years of doing just that, Kikly was able to leave her job at Eli Lilly, and Hoopengardner his work as a stained glass restoration artist, to work on the Rosebud Farms full time. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "'It opened the door for us': How Indiana's farmers markets help small farmers," 29 June 2018 Throughout the house the Victorian era is in evidence in the wainscoting, moldings and occasional octagonal windows with stained glass that are original to the home. Joan Walden,, "288 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury," 21 June 2018 Meriwether's took over the 1920s building near the entrance to Portland's 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in 2004, covering the large fireplaces with mossy rock and restoring the original stained glass panels. Michael Russell,, "Historic Meriwether's to close; new rooftop restaurant planned for 2019," 18 Apr. 2018 There are centuries-old stained glass panels, manuscripts, and medieval funeral effigies of kings, as well as the more modern vestments used for the Queen’s 1953 coronation. Andrew Sessa, Condé Nast Traveler, "Westminster Abbey Celebrates Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with New Galleries," 5 Apr. 2018 McGinley underscored the symbolism of the stained glass, though., "Hidden for years, some Philly schools' artwork is back - and new school board means to unearth more," 3 July 2018

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1791, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stained glass was in 1791

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English Language Learners Definition of stained glass

: colored glass that is used to make pictures and patterns in windows

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Kids Definition of stained glass

: pieces of colored glass used to make patterns in windows

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