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Definition of "stained glass" [stained glass]

  • Glass colored by mixing pigments inherently in the glass, by fusing colored metallic oxides onto the glass, or by painting and baking transparent colors on the glass surface. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stained glass" in a sentence
  • "He designed the apse with its effective groinings, the stained glass of the chancel windows, the decorated ceiling, the stone pulpit, and the splendid Gothic vestments."
  • "She imagined she was the very picture of the girl they had seen in the stained glass at the Eternal Edifice."
  • "Shafts of colorful light from the stained glass windows danced across her face."
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