cut glass

  1. glass ornamented or shaped by cutting or grinding with abrasive wheels.

Origin of cut glass

First recorded in 1835–45

Other words from cut glass

  • cut-glass, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cut glass in a sentence

  • I have seen a set of cut-glass sent to Calcutta for the purpose, or a girandole, too handsome for Brazilian purchasers.

  • He carried a tray, and went up to a small round table, gleaming with cut-glass and silver, on which supper had been laid.

    A Butterfly on the Wheel | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • There sat Aunt Jane behind the cut glass bowl of preserved fruit, with the untouched silver spoon at hand.

    The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Two jugs, one of porcelain and one of cut glass, stood on the table, in company with a large tumbler and a cup with a spoon in it.

    A Middy of the King | Harry Collingwood
  • Now he tapped gently on the cut glass with an iron chisel, whose head was covered by a piece of felt cloth to deaden the sound.

    Shadow, the Mysterious Detective | Police Captain Howard

British Dictionary definitions for cut glass

cut glass

    • glass, esp bowls, vases, etc, decorated by facet-cutting or grinding

    • (as modifier): a cut-glass vase

  1. (modifier) (of an accent) upper-class; refined

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