Definition of sandglass in English:


Syllabification: sand·glass
Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d)ˌglas


  • An hourglass measuring a fixed amount of time (not necessarily one hour).
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    • In addition to their lack of accuracy, sandglasses, waterclocks and candles were also limited in the total length of time they could measure before having to be reset.
    • She glanced over at the sandglass, and started.
    • Early oceanic travellers used a sandglass to tell the time.

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