strass

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See also: Strass and Straß

English[edit]

Rhinestones on a tiara.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French strass, after its inventor, the 18th-century Alsatian jeweler Georg Friedrich Strass.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

strass (countable and uncountable, plural strasses)

  1. A rhinestone, brilliant glass used in the manufacture of artificial paste gemstones, consisting essentially of a complex borosilicate of lead and potassium.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After its inventor, the 18th-century Alsatian jeweler Georg Friedrich Strass.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

strass m (plural strass)

  1. paste, rhinestone (lead crystal used as gemstone)
    • 1983, Serge Gainsbourg (lyrics), “Baby Alone in Babylone”, in Baby Alone in Babylone, performed by Jane Birkin:
      Noyée sous les flots de musiques electriques / De rock'n'roll tu recherches un rôle / Tu recherches les studios, et les traces de Monroe / Les strass et le stress / Dieux et déesses de Los Angeles
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: strass

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

strass m (invariable)

  1. paste (lead crystal used as gemstone)

Piedmontese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

strass m

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

strass m (uncountable)

  1. paste (glass containing lead, used to imitate diamonds)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French strass.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

strass c

  1. rhinestone