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favrile glass Syllabification: fa·vrile glass
Pronunciation: /fəvˈrē ˌɡlas/

Definition of favrile glass in English:


A richly colored iridescent glass, developed by L. C. Tiffany.
Example sentences
  • A parlor, her readers learned, should contain ‘delicately upholstered furniture, the rare vase or bit of favrile glass.’


Late 19th century: formed as a trademark from the obsolete adjective fabrile 'of a craftsman'.

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