wine·​glass ˈwīn-ˌglas How to pronounce wineglass (audio)
: a stemware drinking glass for wine

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web So a high-ABV double IPA or full wineglass pour don’t really count as standard. Susannah Skiver Barton, Men's Health, 22 Nov. 2022 For example, imagine sound waves hitting a wineglass. Steve Nadis, Quanta Magazine, 4 Aug. 2022 Or flick a wineglass and the rim will vibrate a few hundred times per second, producing a characteristic tone as the vibrations transfer to the surrounding air. Quanta Magazine, 26 Jan. 2022 Ramona, your drink order is just a vodka-soda in a wineglass? Brian Moylan, Vulture, 29 June 2021 Lauren refilled her wineglass while Gabe opened the window so that her parents could jump into the living room. Simon Rich, The New Yorker, 30 Nov. 2020 Often the games are interrupted by a family dog barking in the background, an internet connection failing or a wineglass tragically going empty. Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times, 28 Nov. 2020 This is why a singer can shiver a wineglass into fragments by holding a particular note—but only that note, and no other. The Economist, 17 Oct. 2020 Harris stepped to the front of the room and clinked a wineglass. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 19 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wineglass was in 1613

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“Wineglass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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