win·​dow·​pane ˈwin-dō-ˌpān How to pronounce windowpane (audio)
: a pane in a window

Examples of windowpane in a Sentence

Ice had formed on the windowpane.
Recent Examples on the Web Investigators later found that two outer windowpanes were missing and another outer pane and an inner pane were dislodged on the Airbus A321, according to a report released Nov. 3 by the U.K.'s Air Accidents Investigation Branch. Alex Sundby, CBS News, 10 Nov. 2023 An aircraft bound for the U.S. took flight with missing and damaged windowpanes and had to abruptly return to London out of safety concerns, the U.K.'s Air Accidents Investigation Branch said in a special bulletin last week. Rebecca Cohen, NBC News, 9 Nov. 2023 And then, too, the apparent mystery of the missing section of windowpane. Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 Yes, the windowpane in my room was broken and the landlady never fixed it. Rachel Cusk, Harper's Magazine, 18 Sep. 2023 In Only Murders in the Building, a mélange of plaids, windowpane checks and tartans have adorned the murder comedy since 2021. Fawnia Soo Hoo,, 4 Sep. 2023 The groom went with a classic dark blue suit and tie with a windowpane pattern. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2023 Each Brooklinen Percale Pillowcase set includes two standard or king-sized pillowcases and comes in 12 colorways, including classic white, windowpane, graphite stripe, warm gray, and raindrop blue. Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Aug. 2023 And then all of a sudden, one of the takes, a flock of geese fly past and reflect off the windowpane. Selome Hailu, Variety, 12 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of windowpane was in 1750

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“Windowpane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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win·​dow·​pane ˈwin-dō-ˌpān How to pronounce windowpane (audio)
: a pane in a window

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