Definition of cut glass in US English:

cut glass


  • Glass that has been ornamented by having patterns cut into it by grinding and polishing.

    as modifier ‘a cut-glass vase’
    • ‘A unique chance to see the fantastic collection of scent bottles that form part of the famous Mrs French Collection dating from the 19th century and including items from the finest cut glass to novelty souvenir bottles.’
    • ‘Lulu Guinness has several vintage mirrored tables in her home, adorned with cut-glass vases full of blossoms, which create ‘a wonderland of colour, glass and light’.’
    • ‘More affordable are Victorian decanters and a tantalus, a lockable case usually made to hold three cut-glass decanters.’
    • ‘Cover it with sparkly cut-glass coasters and elaborate glasses - the effect is stunning.’
    • ‘Bakewell obliged in the spring of 1812 with a pair of cut-glass vases.’
    • ‘Dark wooded antiques are reflected in cut glass mirrors and in the waiting room, time is marked by a nude golden figurine holding up a small clockface.’
    • ‘Some connoisseurs have exquisitely chiselled attardans, often inlaid with ivory and containing marvellously carved cut glass decanters.’
    • ‘Still, my favorite way to enjoy the richly seductive flavor of alpine strawberries is to eat them fresh from the plant, served in fancy cut-glass goblets with a sinful dollop of real whipped cream - a truly splendid indulgence.’
    • ‘Another sound strategy is to buy a set of cut glass decanters (readily and cheaply available in thrift stores).’
    • ‘The threat of crime is conveyed by the burglar bars, chain, torch, wallet and cellphone which are juxtaposed with inherited silver and cut-glass decanters.’
    • ‘Fine linen and cut glass on the dining table is a powerful image of civilised life - not ‘in itself’, but rather because it symbolises the openness of the table, at its very best, to strangers and the needy.’
    • ‘He promptly presented another pair of cut-glass decanters to Madison's successor, James Monroe, when the president visited Pittsburgh in September 1817.’
    • ‘Among them were Waterford cut glass vases, a wristwatch and cutlery.’
    • ‘A pale color palette of sea-foam-green tumbled marble and cut-glass tiles marks elements in the open plan.’
    • ‘They nixed too-bright brass in favor of cut-glass doorknobs and polished nickel fixtures.’
    • ‘Look out for its 1930s art deco, thick chocolate-brown cut glass, or vases in 1960s-style vibrant hues.’
    • ‘Jackson had purchased cut-glass tumblers from Bakewell earlier in the year, and, after he was elected president in 1828, he ordered a glass service for the White House from the Pittsburgh concern.’
    • ‘The restaurant and reception are in three conjoined gabled townhouses, jammed with mirrors, paintings, cut glass and polished wood.’
    • ‘On the sideboard are English drinking glasses and a Pittsburgh cut-glass decanter of about 1830 that descended in the wife's family.’
    • ‘Eighteen feet high, with aluminum and cut-glass detailing, it makes a big impact.’


cut glass

/ˈˌkət ˈˌɡlæs//ˈˌkət ˈˌɡlas/