[ gla-seen ]
/ glæˈsin /


a strong, thin, glazed, semitransparent paper, often made into small bags, used for packaging foods, for book jackets, etc.

Origin of glassine

First recorded in 1915–20; glass + -ine1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for glassine

  • (In Philadelphia heroin comes in glassine envelopes ink-stamped with a brand name or logo).

    Ambien for Coke Heads|Jeff Deeney|October 26, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • It was of sulphite fiber inside, and glassine outside; a style afterward reversed, so as to have the glassine the inner tube.

    All About Coffee|William H. Ukers

British Dictionary definitions for glassine

/ (ɡlæˈsiːn) /


a glazed translucent paper used for book jackets
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