ˈsev-rə How to pronounce Sevres (audio)
variants or Sèvres
: an often elaborately decorated French porcelain

Word History


Sèvres, France

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sevres was in 1786

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“Sevres.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Sè·​vres ˈsevrᵊ How to pronounce Sèvres (audio)
commune in northern France on the Seine River just southwest of Paris population 22,978

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