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

Recent Examples on the Web

The modern space is known for its stained glass windows inspired by bojagi, or traditional Korean traditional textile patterns. Vogue, "These Are the 6 Gucci-Approved Places to Travel in 2019," 22 Jan. 2019 Union Station is one of the city's most recognizable buildings, and the hotel has a 65-foot vaulted lobby ceiling punctuated by centry-old stained glass. Kristin Luna, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Best Hotels in Nashville," 27 Feb. 2018 Students will create garden mosaics using glass gems, ceramic tiles, stained glass and more. Linda Mcintosh,, "Pet adoption center being built in Rancho Santa Fe... more community news," 5 Feb. 2018 The flower is pure Tiffany archive, from the period when Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of the founder, was a leader of the Art Nouveau movement with his stained glass lamps. Reed Krakoff, Town & Country, "Tiffany & Co. Wants to Change the Rules of How to Wear a Diamond," 27 Nov. 2018 The result was this beautiful drawing, looking similar to a stained glass mosaic. Colin Diltz, The Seattle Times, "Reader’s Lens | The street becomes a coloring book at Chalk Fest," 21 Aug. 2018 Its distinctive curved staircase can be seen from the entryway, while stained glass and baroque woodwork wait inside. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "$3.9 million could buy you a 'Lady Bird' house, or these 5 other local properties | The Sacramento Bee," 16 May 2018 The Oceanside Days of Art is slated to feature upward of 80 artists in the juried fine art show, who will sell their work ranging from paintings, ceramics and sculptures to fine jewelry, stained glass and photography. Linda Mcintosh,, "Days of Art this weekend in Oceanside," 12 Apr. 2018 Tract house turned castle: Centuries-old stained glass and heirlooms that once outfitted European castles, cathedrals and chateaux were installed in an unassuming 1975 two-story house in Newport, Oregon. Janet Eastman,, "Oddball or adorable Oregon homes for sale: How pink is your sink?," 18 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stained glass.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of stained glass

1791, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about stained glass

Share stained glass

Dictionary Entries near stained glass




stained glass

stained paper



Statistics for stained glass

Last Updated

7 Feb 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for stained glass

The first known use of stained glass was in 1791

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for stained glass

stained glass


English Language Learners Definition of stained glass

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

stained glass


Kids Definition of stained glass

: pieces of colored glass used to make patterns in windows

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on stained glass

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with stained glass

Spanish Central: Translation of stained glass Encyclopedia article about stained glass

Comments on stained glass

What made you want to look up stained glass? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


irregularly rounded

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

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