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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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  • She stood upon the threshold and drank from the wineglass which he had filled.

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

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

    The Devil's Paw E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • I handed him a wineglass of brandy, and screened him from the burning sun.

  • She took the wineglass, and passed him, going into the sitting-room.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • At his elbow was a bottle half emptied and a wineglass just filled.

    The Disowned, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It is not necessary, and really bad form to completely empty a wineglass.

    Social Life

    Maud C. Cooke
  • Carmen ran to the dining-room, and returned with a wineglass of brandy.

    The Golden House Charles Dudley Warner
  • Stuyvesant nodded, for it was not a wineglass but a small tumbler.

    Brandon of the Engineers

    Harold Bindloss
  • He exclaimed, looking at the wineglass, 'There is no virtue in this stuff!

    My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 1 of 3 William Clark Russell
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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