glass that has been colored, enameled, painted, or stained, especially by having pigments baked onto its surface or by having various metallic oxides fused into it, as used in church windows, decorative lampshades, etc.
- stained-glass, adjective
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How to use stained glass in a sentence
Since 2004 he has been working with mirrors and stained glass, creating varied art and decorative pieces.Baltimore’s ‘Visionary’ curator prepares to step down | Ed Gunts | September 23, 2021 | Washington Blade
The commission marks his first time working in stained glass.Washington National Cathedral to replace Confederate-themed stained glass with new windows by celebrated artist Kerry James Marshall | Peggy McGlone | September 23, 2021 | Washington Post
If I add something, it can’t be just another stained glass window.Washington National Cathedral to replace Confederate-themed stained glass with new windows by celebrated artist Kerry James Marshall | Peggy McGlone | September 23, 2021 | Washington Post
It made getting the vaccine feel all the more special that it happened under the massive Gothic arches and colorful stained glass of a church that has witnessed so much of British history.The most unique places in the world to get a Covid-19 vaccine | Annabelle Timsit | March 18, 2021 | Quartz
The caption “a stained glass window with an image of a blue strawberry” produces many correct results but also some that have blue windows and red strawberries.
The cars had plush green upholstery and stained-glass windows and were faster and cheaper than a horse-and-buggy.
Or gazing towards the Bible stories, saints and martyrs depicted in the arched stained glass windows.Inside New York’s Scandal-Hit Seminary and Other ‘Open House’ Treats | Lizzie Crocker | October 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They filed out beneath the stained-glass windows depicting the patron saint of beekeepers and candle makers.As 2014 Began, a Fateful Path to a Catholic Priest’s Murder | Michael Daly | January 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Capone is said to have contributed toward the stained glass.Never Mind El Chapo: Chicago’s Real Public Enemy No. 1 Is the Shorties | Michael Daly | February 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The rich colors—like something removed from a stained-glass window—were vivid and magnetic.Ode to Joy: Dolce, Versace and Bottega in Milan for Spring 2013 | Robin Givhan | September 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In some cases a small stained glass window is set in the side or front, but only rich men can afford this luxury.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
It is architecturally more pleasing and its windows are among the finest examples of antique stained glass in the Kingdom.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
The interior, however, lacks interest, and the absence of stained glass gives an air of coldness.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
The church dates from the 16th century and contains good stained glass.
It had cushioned seats all round, a rustic table at one side, and stained glass, tiny-paned windows.Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
British Dictionary definitions for stained glass
glass that has been coloured in any of various ways, as by fusing with a film of metallic oxide or burning pigment into the surface, used esp for church windows
(as modifier): a stained-glass window
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