ar·​ti·​san·​al ˈär-tə-zə-nᵊl How to pronounce artisanal (audio)
är-ˈti-sə-nᵊl How to pronounce artisanal (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of an artisan
artisanal skills
artisanal ingredients
: 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
artisanally adverb

Examples of artisanal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like his other locations, this one will offer a fast-casual setting where customers can buy the artisanal New York, Detroit, Sicilian, Grandma and California style pizzas by the slice or whole pie. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 10 Apr. 2024 These newer artisanal perfumers, though their creations might be unorthodox, also have the same goal perfumers always have — to make an impression. Cassidy George, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 The couple manned their shop selling traditional blouses, deer eye necklaces and other artisanal goods on the procession grounds. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2024 There is also an artisanal cheese plate with five cheese and condiments ($32). John Mariani, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Peng Xu, co-owner of The Chocolate House, an artisanal chocolatier in Washington, DC, told CNN that price increases for craft chocolate are often due to inflationary pressures like labor costs, though unprecedented cocoa prices are posing a potential concern. John Towfighi, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024 Looking to snag a rare Maison Martin Margiela artisanal black glove in March? Maia Torres, Vogue, 28 Mar. 2024 In addition to the music, the festival highlights the region’s artisanal food and craft beer scene, as well as hosts programming dedicated to comedy, visual art, literature, and family fun. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 20 Mar. 2024 The workshop will focus on the cultural significance of the tortilla and will be led by Ron Oliver, former chef of The Marine Room and owner of artisanal masa company Manos de Mujer Masa. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History


artisan + -al entry 1

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of artisanal was in 1939

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“Artisanal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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