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 Lacy half-curtains spiff up the windows, arched with stained glass, in the narrow front rooms, one painted the color of mint, the second a shade of peach. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2022 Make a beeline past the dining room lined with stained glass and vinyl records to the backyard—a partially shaded oasis during the day that drips with string lights come dusk. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 11 July 2022 The couple transformed the structure, filling its window frame with stained glass and hanging birdcages along the walls filled with antique religious art and tillandsia. Nicole Sours Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 June 2022 The commission marks his first time working in stained glass. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2021 The angled ceilings, horizontal lines, prairie stained glass window panes and open living spaces will bring joy to any enthusiast of the mid-century aesthetic. Brianna Griff, Chron, 7 Aug. 2022 Some paintings seem to glow like stained glass, at least to judge by photos of them. Steven Litt, cleveland, 31 July 2022 The rainbow of colors in the mosaic squares is echoed in more than 100 strips of stained glass in the inset wave on the bench. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 20 July 2022 Four girls dressed in white danced in scenes filled with vibrant color, and at one point, the lighting on the floor transitioned to a scene of stained glass and doves. al, 8 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stained glass

1791, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stained glass was in 1791

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1 Oct 2022

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“Stained glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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Kids Definition of stained glass

: pieces of colored glass used to make patterns in windows

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