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 This sort of artisanal egalitarianism is comparatively easy to arrange. Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, "The Equality Conundrum," 6 Jan. 2020 Determined not to be mere showrooms for Amazon, new and newly toughened store owners figured out how to create connections with their communities and offer an artisanal experience that their online nemesis can’t. Ron Charles, Washington Post, "11 trends that changed the way we read this decade," 24 Dec. 2019 But on a recent weekday morning, an uncharacteristically small crowd browsed designer clothes and artisanal chocolates in the grand halls. Liz Alderman, New York Times, "Empty Hotels and Salmon Stuck in Traffic: Strike Bites French Economy," 22 Dec. 2019 For Vermont, whose tiny population is aging faster than its artisanal cheeses, the New Worker Grant Program provides assistance to those moving to the state. The Christian Science Monitor, "the composition of the federal judiciary," 19 Dec. 2019 There will be crafts, artisanal goods, gifts, and fine art, as well as live music, food and drinks for purchase, a beer garden, and special interactive art programs., "PR for creatives," 13 Dec. 2019 There's the office party, your neighbor's artisanal cheese board gathering, holiday martinis with friends, multiple family celebrations— and that's just next week. Staff, CNN Underscored, "Celebrate in style with these 21 holiday party dresses," 6 Dec. 2019 Next up on CityCentre's agenda is completing plans for a three-park public art display as well as a artisanal market – a sort of food hall with a social allure, Keane said. Paul Gattis |, al, "The Eclipse unveiled: The latest addition to CityCentre in downtown Huntsville," 3 Dec. 2019 For those who track trends, Brakefield said to look for items that are artisanal and organic. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Not just stockings hung with care: Readers share how they decorate mantels for Christmas," 29 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of artisanal

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for artisanal

French, from artisan + -al

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The first known use of artisanal was in 1939

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9 Jan 2020

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“Artisanal.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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