noun pot·tery \ˈpä-tə-rē\

: objects (such as bowls, plates, etc.) that are made out of clay usually by hand and then baked at high temperatures so that they become hard

: the art or activity of making objects out of clay

: a place where potters make objects out of clay

plural pot·ter·ies

Full Definition of POTTERY

:  a place where clayware is made and fired
a :  the art or craft of the potter
b :  the manufacture of clayware
:  clayware; especially :  earthenware as distinguished from porcelain and stoneware and from brick and tile

Examples of POTTERY

  1. He has collected pottery for years.
  2. She was a painter for years before she discovered pottery.

First Known Use of POTTERY

15th century

Rhymes with POTTERY

POTTERY Defined for Kids


noun pot·tery \ˈpä-tə-rē\
plural pot·ter·ies

Definition of POTTERY for Kids

:  the art or craft of making objects (as dishes and vases) out of clay
:  objects made from clay that is shaped while moist and hardened by heat
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