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Types and forms of glass

crystal

noun

clear glass of very good quality

crystal

noun

objects such as glasses and bowls made from crystal

cut glass

noun

glass with designs cut into its surface

cut-glass

adjective

made of cut glass

fiberglass

the American spelling of fibreglass

fibreglass

noun

a light hard substance made from glass fibres, used for making objects such as containers and boats

frosted

adjective

containing small pieces of a shiny substance

frosted glass

noun

glass that has a rough surface so that you cannot see clearly through it

frosting

noun

a rough surface produced on a transparent or shiny substance such as glass or metal

glass

noun

a hard clear substance used for making objects such as windows or bottles

glass

noun

attractive objects made out of glass

glass fibre

noun

fibreglass

glassware

noun

objects made of glass

Pyrex

a type of strong glass used for making bowls and dishes that do not break in a hot oven

safety glass

noun

a strong type of glass that breaks into very small pieces that are not sharp

safety glass

noun

a type of glass that will not break into separate pieces if it is damaged

smoked glass

noun

glass that is dark in colour

stained glass

noun

glass that has been coloured or painted, traditionally used in church windows

tinted

adjective

tinted glass is coloured, not clear

vitreous

adjective

made of glass, or similar to glass in appearance

stained-glass

adjective

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