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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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 In Craft Square, visitors can watch demonstrations of quilting, blacksmithing, stained glass making and other crafts. Amy Aumick,, "Explore Florida's Hamilton County: Celebrating the Suwannee River," 7 May 2018 Walking into Raised by Wolves’ boutique bottle shop, flanked by stained glass windows and vintage street lanterns, is a departure from the surrounding high-end retail center’s modern exteriors, which recently underwent a $600 million renovation. Marie Salcido, Sunset, "We’re Crushing on This Art Nouveau-Style Speakeasy," 22 Jan. 2018 The original front oak door has iron work framing a stained glass window that depicts a spider web. Janet Eastman,, "Ex-Trail Blazer Rasheed Wallace sells $3 million mansion seen on 'Cribs' (photos)," 11 June 2018 The bar is situated inside a 1914 New Orleans Church, still with its original stained glass windows and a ceiling built from the bottom of a ship — a common practice during the period. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "7 Best Things To Do In New Orleans That Deviate From The Expected," 3 Mar. 2017

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1791, in the meaning defined above

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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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