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glassine Line breaks: glass|ine
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlɑːsiːn/

Definition of glassine in English:


[mass noun, usually as modifier]
A glossy transparent paper: a box full of foreign stamps still in their glassine envelopes
More example sentences
  • The tiny parcels of glassine paper that enfold the diamond morsels pass between pairs of traders, are examined, dismissed - considered.
  • Snowflakes in glassine envelopes are pretty cute.
  • The road petered out in a jumble of old crash-barriers and concrete dividers, littered now with cigarette and roach butts and the occasional glassine envelope emptied of cocaine.


Early 20th century: from glass + -ine4.

Words that rhyme with glassine

Essene • Rexine • piscine
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