venetian glass
noun Usage: often capitalized V Date: circa 1845 often colored glassware made at Murano near Venice of a soda-lime metal and typically elaborately decorated (as with gilt, enamel, or engraving)

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  • Venetian glass — is a type of glass object made in Venice, Italy, primarily on the island of Murano. It is world renowned for being colorful, elaborate, and skilfully made.Many of the important characteristics of these objects had been developed by the 13th… …   Wikipedia

  • Venetian glass — Venetian Ve*ne tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster] {Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venetian glass — n. a fine glassware made in or near Venice, esp. on the nearby island of Murano …   English World dictionary

  • Venetian glass — ornamental glassware of the type made at Venice, esp. that from the island of Murano. [1835 45] * * * Variety of glassware made in Venice from the 13th century to the present. In the 15th century efforts were concentrated on the perfection of… …   Universalium

  • Venetian glass — Vene′tian glass′ n. cer ornamental glassware of the type made at Venice, esp. that from the island of Murano • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Venetian glass — /vəniʃən ˈglas/ (say vuhneeshuhn glahs) noun ornamental glassware made at or near Venice …   Australian English dictionary

  • Venetian glass — noun fine glassware made near Venice • Hypernyms: ↑glassware, ↑glasswork …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anglo-Venetian glass — /ang gloh veuh nee sheuhn/ glassware made in England from the late 16th to the late 17th centuries in imitation of Venetian models. * * * …   Universalium

  • Anglo-Venetian glass — /ang gloh veuh nee sheuhn/ glassware made in England from the late 16th to the late 17th centuries in imitation of Venetian models …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venetian — Ve*ne tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster] {Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable, and in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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