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Definition of cut glass in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Glass ornamented with patterns cut into it by grinding and polishing: fine English cut glass [as modifier]: a cut-glass decanter
More example sentences
  • Cover it with sparkly cut-glass coasters and elaborate glasses - the effect is stunning.
  • He promptly presented another pair of cut-glass decanters to Madison's successor, James Monroe, when the president visited Pittsburgh in September 1817.
  • 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.
2 [as modifier] Characterized by precise and careful enunciation: a cut-glass accent
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  • In the Lords the cut-glass accent of Tessa Blackstone wins Best Voice.
  • Supposing Martians invade, and settle in, and we find that, apart from the fact that they are little green men, that they speak English with a cut-glass accent, they are all nice and polite and so on.
  • Without that fragility, nobody would watch this posh woman with a cut-glass accent.

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