ar·​ti·​san·​al | \ ˈär-tə-zə-nᵊl How to pronounce artisanal (audio) , -sə-, -ˌza-; är-ˈti-sə-nᵊl How to pronounce artisanal (audio) \

Definition of artisanal

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of an artisan artisanal skills artisanal ingredients
2 : produced in limited quantities by an artisan through the use of traditional methods artisanal bread/cheese/wine also : creating a product in limited quantities by traditional methods an artisanal winery an artisanal cheese maker

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Other Words from artisanal

artisanally adverb

Examples of artisanal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Capasa said the industry, one of the biggest generators of Italy's gross domestic product, is seeking a share of the government's recovery funds to help improve innovation and to keep small artisanal businesses from failing. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, "Milan opens 1st fashion week with no VIP guests due to virus," 15 Jan. 2021 For those who prefer the feel of pandemic glamping, there are also five cozy igloos with electric heaters, lounge chairs, and treats like mulled wine, salted caramel apple cider, artisanal cheese plates and charcuterie boards. New York Times, "Igloos and Iceless Curling: How New York Hopes to Fight Off a Grim Winter," 5 Jan. 2021 Marquise Miller sources crisp double-breasted suiting, retro designer staples, T-shirts, and artisanal objects from around the world to maintain his thoughtful curation of streamlined treasures in his showroom. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Online Consignment Sites to Score Vintage Fashion," 5 Jan. 2021 Known locally in Hindi as degh-bhapka, the artisanal method uses copper stills fueled by wood and cow dung. Travel, "This ancient town is the perfume capital of India," 4 Jan. 2021 Half a dozen years ago, with his involvement, the tribe expanded into agricultural production, which included the development of Séka Hills, a brand of artisanal olive oil. Los Angeles Times, "Marshall McKay, Indigenous leader who helped steer Autry Museum, dies of COVID-19 at 68," 2 Jan. 2021 Seafood bounty meets the Northwest’s growing artisanal pickle trend and a fresh herb salad in these burgers. Magdalena O'neal, Sunset Magazine, "These Burger Recipes Are Creative, Original, and Occasionally Downright Weird," 29 Dec. 2020 In France, the artisanal trades of bread baking and haute pâtisserie—like the rest of the country's culinary scene—have historically been dominated by men. Lindsey Tramuta, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Women Bringing Paris’s Storied Baking Tradition Into the Future," 29 Dec. 2020 The artisanal deli’s popularity skyrocketed, and stores eventually were added in downtown Portland, Portland International Airport and other locations. oregonlive, "The departed: Heroes, celebrities and rogues, from Oregon and beyond, who died in 2020," 28 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of artisanal

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for artisanal

artisan + -al entry 1

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The first known use of artisanal was in 1939

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27 Jan 2021

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“Artisanal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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