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 Just stick the clear plastic sheets to the windowpane, then peel off the protective facing to expose the bug-trapping adhesive. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Get Rid of Common House Pests," 17 Feb. 2020 Normal People, Hulu’s miniseries based on the smash hit novel by Sally Rooney, is an epic on a minute scale—the story of two millennials who are drawn together like rain to the bottom of a windowpane. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "Normal People Will Remind You of All the Sex You Had Before Quarantine," 28 Apr. 2020 His oblique images, featuring low-angle shots and action seen through a sliver of a windowpane or illuminated by a bare lightbulb in the distance, are far more than an aesthetic choice. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "What to Stream This Weekend: “Burning Cane”," 9 Nov. 2019 Dean, 34, resigned and was arrested Monday for firing a single bullet through a windowpane while investigating a neighbor’s report about the front door being left open at Jefferson’s home. Jake Bleiberg,, "Texas officer charged with murder in shooting of woman in her home released on bond; police chief says there is ‘absolutely no excuse’ for killing," 15 Oct. 2019 Ducks are outside, bills pressed to the windowpane of the College Football Playoff. oregonlive, "Oregon’s Mario Cristobal proves a college coach can make good on the second try: Issues & Answers," 14 Nov. 2019 Both this bathroom and the second one that came with the Lerner apartment now also have windowpanes in marbleized glass that almost perfectly match those in her first apartment. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Tour Anna Sui’s Stunning Greenwich Village Apartment," 7 Aug. 2019 Someone damaged a windowpane at a business in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue it was reported on Aug. 4. Brian L. Cox,, "Blotter: iPad stolen from car in Winnetka," 13 Aug. 2019 Bullet fragments were discovered between the windowpanes. Lisa M. Bolton, Washington Post, "Prince William County," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of windowpane

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Windowpane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of windowpane

: a piece of glass that covers an opening in a window


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Kids Definition of windowpane

: a pane in a window

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