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

earthenware

/ˈəːθ(ə)nwɛː/