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[wahyn-glas, -glahs] /ˈwaɪnˌglæs, -ˌglɑs/
a drinking glass, as a goblet, having a foot and a stem and used specifically for serving wine.
Origin of wineglass
First recorded in 1700-10; wine + glass Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Duncan was doing his best to look unconcerned, but the hand which played with his wineglass shook.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Then he raised his wineglass to his lips; and set it down again untouched.

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
  • I gave him fifteen drops of Cratgus in half a wineglass of water.

  • He spoke in a reserved manner, his fingers playing with the stem of his wineglass.

    The Devil's Paw E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • If secretions then offensive, Calomel, two grains, followed by wineglass No.

    The Dog Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
  • I handed him a wineglass of brandy, and screened him from the burning sun.

  • Bentrik started to pick up his fork again, changed his mind, and sipped from his wineglass instead.

    Space Viking Henry Beam Piper
  • She took the wineglass, and passed him, going into the sitting-room.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • My mouth seemed fire; a pungent flavor filled my nostrils; the wineglass felt cold against my teeth.

    Dead Men Tell No Tales E. W. Hornung
  • It is not necessary, and really bad form to completely empty a wineglass.

    Social Life Maud C. Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for wineglass


a glass drinking vessel, typically having a small bowl on a stem, with a flared foot
Also called wineglassful. the amount that such a glass will hold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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