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favrile glass

Syllabification: fa·vrile glass
Pronunciation: /fəvˈrē ˌɡlas
 
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Definition of favrile glass in English:

noun

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.’

Origin

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

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