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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In more recent years, Leinonen has taken to incorporating corporate branding in unconventional ways—like creating stained glass art using the iconic fonts of brands like Fanta, Toys-R-Us, and more. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Why There's an Ikea Cuckoo Clock Hanging In a 5-Star Hotel," 15 July 2019 These cylindrical lanterns look like stained glass and light up any yard. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Colorful, whimsical or classic, yard art can enhance your garden’s overall appeal," 3 July 2019 Today, the durable structure houses a stained glass supplier. Don Hall And Dave Beal, Twin Cities, "Hall, Beal: Resurrecting the spirit of St. Paul’s entrepreneurial legacy," 16 June 2019 The lobby is heroic in scale, with a soaring atrium capped by a colorful stained glass dome. Necee Regis,, "Check In: Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun," 12 June 2019 Housed inside a former bank with enormous ceilings and stained glass details—and with food and service that rival the interiors—eating at The Duchess is a special occasion to be remembered. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Amsterdam," 29 May 2019 Her mother is an artist in Melbourne focusing on stained glass and murals. New York Times, "Silvia Garcia, Roberto Cotto," 1 July 2018 These forms are seen in the giant stained glass dome skylights and murals as well as the 200-square-foot lavender maze under the stars. Janet Eastman,, "Ashland healer's home, for sale at $5 million, has dome skylights, lavender maze (photos)," 5 June 2018 Railroad tycoon Joseph Stickney commissioned 250 Italian craftsmen to embellish his hotel with stained glass windows, elaborate molding, and intricate woodwork. Joe Yogerst, National Geographic, "These historic lodges are the perfect way to see North America’s wild parks," 2 July 2019

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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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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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