win·​dow·​pane | \ ˈwin-dō-ˌpān How to pronounce windowpane (audio) , -də- \

Definition of windowpane

1 : a pane in a window

Examples of windowpane in a Sentence

Ice had formed on the windowpane.
Recent Examples on the Web The woman placed her palm on the other side of the windowpane. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 Even though a windowpane separates the furry pair, Charlie still attempts to cuddle with the elk by rubbing his head and body against the glass near the wild animal's face. Kelli Bender,, 26 Jan. 2022 Many other nonhuman protagonists followed, most of them ill-fated: a sparrow that dies in battle, a fly that hurls itself to death against a windowpane. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 17 Jan. 2022 Two-tone upholstery—leather and windowpane plaid wool—on a plush chair is unexpected and handsome. Raina Kattelson, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Oct. 2021 The necklace sloping cheekily into the high-V of his shirt, like a raindrop rolling into the crevice of a windowpane! Jenny Singer, Glamour, 9 Oct. 2021 It was learned that someone had thrown a tire iron through the lower windowpane. cleveland, 22 Aug. 2021 Wade wore a cream windowpane short suit set with a white shirt underneath and white sneakers. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Aug. 2021 Just stick these rectangular clear plastic sheets to the windowpane, then peel off the protective facing to expose the bug-trapping adhesive. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 23 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of windowpane

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Jul 2022

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“Windowpane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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win·​dow·​pane | \ ˈwin-dō-ˌpān How to pronounce windowpane (audio) \

Kids Definition of windowpane

: a pane in a window

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