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  1. the art or process of forming or shaping a mass of molten or heat-softened glass into ware by blowing air into it through a tube.
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Origin of glassblowing

First recorded in 1820–30; glass + blowing
Related formsglass·blow·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for glass-blowing

Historical Examples

  • “But it looks like the result of glass-blowing,” said Oliver.

    Fire Island

    G. Manville Fenn

  • He rushed off into an eager description of Venetian glass-blowing.

    Shadows of Flames

    Amelie Rives

  • Tanning, silk-weaving and glass-blowing are also carried on.

  • Glass-blowing was another art in which the Egyptians excelled.

  • Many objects of fancy shape have been produced as mere feats of glass-blowing, and with some of these efforts I sympathise.

British Dictionary definitions for glass-blowing


  1. the process of shaping a mass of molten or softened glass into a vessel, shape, etc, by blowing air into it through a tube
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Derived Formsglass-blower, noun
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