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 Kutek spent this week on a ladder, nailing sheets of plywood over the stained glass windows that had been lovingly donated by parish families over the years. Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune, 15 July 2021 But pieces of the historical house can still be found throughout with the light fixtures, fireplaces, stained glass windows and more. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 16 June 2021 The show stoppers, full of grandeur and glamour, are the detailed stained glass windows, crystal chandelier, and lush red carpet rolled out for visitors. Medgina Saint-elien, House Beautiful, 24 June 2021 And as an ode to the home's natural surroundings and majestic maples dotting the property, the owners commissioned an artist to create stained glass windows adorned with maple leaves for the dining room, kitchen and office. Nancy Ngo, Star Tribune, 12 June 2021 Unique features like crown molding, wainscoting, arched doorways and stained glass windows make a statement that’s difficult to replicate with newer construction. Brenda Richardson, Forbes, 8 June 2021 It’s known for its dazzling array of stained glass windows. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 June 2021 The space was warmly illuminated by an elaborate stained glass of a pastoral scene. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 25 May 2021 We were also influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright's renowned stained glass. John Wogan, Travel + Leisure, 17 May 2021

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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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21 Jul 2021

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“Stained glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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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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