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glassblowing

Syllabification: glass·blow·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlasˌblōiNG
 
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Definition of glassblowing in English:

noun

The craft of making glassware by blowing air through a tube of semimolten glass.
Example sentences
  • For many years, I've been longing to try what I saw as one of the most difficult crafts of all: glass-blowing.
  • Traditional Lebanese crafts include basketry, carpet weaving, ceramics and pottery, copper-and metalworking, embroidery, glass-blowing, and gold-and silversmithing.
  • Like several of Taiwan's other localized festivals - Hsinchu's glass-blowing and Hualien's marble - sculpting festivals - the Steel and Iron Festival features art that draws on materials once vital to its local economy.

Derivatives

glassblower

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌblōər/
noun
Example sentences
  • Then you can stroll around the special interest shops, spend time in one of the three excellent small galleries, or watch the glass-blowers or ceramcists in action.
  • The way she puts it, though, ‘At this point I'm primarily a glass-blower and a painter.’
  • He's now a scientific glass-blower at the university and repairs broken laboratory equipment and makes specialised glassware.

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