glassblowing

[ glas-bloh-ing ]
/ ˈglæsˌbloʊ ɪŋ /

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM glassblowing

glassblower, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for glassblowing

  • Glassblowing, and spinning strange silky skeins from his glowing light.

    Original Penny Readings|George Manville Fenn
  • The habit of constant and instinctive rotation is literally about one-third of the whole art of glassblowing.

    On Laboratory Arts|Richard Threlfall

British Dictionary definitions for glassblowing

glass-blowing

noun

the process of shaping a mass of molten or softened glass into a vessel, shape, etc, by blowing air into it through a tube

Derived forms of glass-blowing

glass-blower, noun
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