Definition of earthenware in English:

earthenware

noun

  • mass noun, often as modifier Pottery made of clay fired to a porous state which can be made impervious to liquids by the use of a glaze.

    ‘an earthenware jug’
    • ‘The technique of making majolica begins with firing a piece of earthenware.’
    • ‘It shows men drinking from porcelain cups without handles, and coffee being served from a metal or earthenware jug.’
    • ‘Locally made earthenware is decorated much as it was before the Spanish conquest.’
    • ‘The Japanese use the word yaki for porcelain, pottery and earthenware alike.’
    • ‘When we were nearly done planting, Michael went down to the root cellar and brought back a bucket and two earthenware crocks.’
    • ‘It had been decanted into two hand-made earthenware pitchers.’
    • ‘The glazed earthenware floor tiles are an unusual brushed turquoise colour and the bathroom suite is white.’
    • ‘A village that has long made earthenware pots now sells them for pennies to tourists.’
    • ‘The waiter laid out lovely, Japanese earthenware bowls, then brought our dishes and the rice in separate bowls.’
    • ‘Rice, that staple of Thai living, was served from large earthenware pots and we began.’
    • ‘Tin-glazed earthenware was first manufactured in Delft, Holland, in the early seventeenth century.’
    • ‘In order for the clay to be transformed from a soft, malleable state into hard earthenware pottery, the water molecules need to be driven off.’
    • ‘Bell experimented successfully with a number of glazes and created a wide variety of forms in earthenware and stoneware.’
    • ‘Antique cups of pottery and earthenware are also occasionally found.’
    • ‘The cavernous space pays homage to Moorish decor with its elaborately motifed terracotta plasterwork, ceramic tiling and large earthenware pots.’
    • ‘I put the cereal in the middle and poured the milk into the large earthenware jug.’
    • ‘For thousands of years the pickled cabbages - a side dish eaten with most Korean meals - have been fermented in earthenware jars.’
    • ‘Curd is boiled, cooled and whisked buffalo milk poured into earthenware pots and left to set.’
    • ‘The rich clay soil provides an ideal medium for the red terracotta earthenware pots and water containers that were the mainstay of this economy.’
    • ‘Those with relatives in Guangzhou will enjoy home cooking, especially the soup done slowly in earthenware pots over gas fires, and will rest in the space of their own bedrooms.’
    pottery, crockery, stoneware
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Pronunciation

earthenware

/ˈəːθ(ə)nwɛː/