Definition of favrile glass in English:

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favrile glass

Pronunciation: /fəvˈrē ˌɡlas/


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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Syllabification: fa·vrile glass

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