earthenware meaning

[ 'ə:θənwɛə ] Pronunciation:   "earthenware" in a sentence
Noun: earthenware  'urthun`wehr
  1. Ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat

Derived forms: earthenwares

Type of: ceramic ware

Encyclopedia: Earthenware


A glazed or unglazed nonvitreous ceramic whiteware, having an absorption of more than 3%.


See stoneware.


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  1. she made sure that the glassware and earthenware were always spotlessly clean.
  2. so soon as we were seated an earthenware jar was passed round containing a fermented fluid of by no means unpleasant taste.
  3. pottery made in imitation of this earthenware
  4. this city is noted for its manufacture of earthenware
  5. earthenware decorated with colorful, opaque glazes

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