cel·​a·​don | \ ˈse-lə-ˌdän How to pronounce celadon (audio) , -lə-dən \

Definition of celadon

1 : a grayish-yellow green
2 : a ceramic glaze originated in China that is greenish in color also : an article with a celadon glaze

Examples of celadon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its soothing green celadon walls and lemon yellow tables are accented by turmeric-hued cushions, a bar laid with zesty orange tiles and shelves of Singh’s personal collection of Majorcan and French pottery. New York Times, 18 July 2022 The kitchen is dominated by celadon and forest green hues, with skylights that mirror the shape of the islands below. CNN, 21 June 2022 Each was made of opaque glass in a fluorescent color that ranged from pale celadon to almost emerald. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Mar. 2022 The outdoor comfort station — sheathed in wood that’s painted a pleasing celadon — is not far from the entrance to the 33-acre nature preserve. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 Malliouhana itself, with its bright celadon blue and mango splashes of color, is also as vibrant and serene as its natural surroundings and a wonderful choice for a Caribbean sojourn. Beck Bamberger, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 Yoory Jung makes paintings and prints that emulate the surfaces of traditional Korean celadon pottery. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2021 Instead of dark leather, though, the banquettes are a celadon velvet, and walls are covered in a grasscloth printed with palm trees. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 10 Feb. 2021 At one point, there were Lucite chairs around their Regency-style wood table, and Hagan gave them vibrant yet comforting greens and yellows on the walls, replacing the Cheneys’ more restrained cream-and-celadon palette. Diana Budds, Curbed, 2 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of celadon

circa 1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for celadon

French céladon

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22 Jul 2022

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“Celadon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celadon. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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