celadon

noun
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 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, "Palm Beach's Iconic Colony Hotel Gets a Fun, Fresh Redesign," 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, "Biden Blue Comes to the White House," 2 Feb. 2021 Mayeron hand glazes magnificent celadon and gold pieces that sometimes include a sand texture. Ryan Dyer, Star Tribune, "Minnesota's best potters, inspired by nature, on display," 16 Sep. 2020 The vase’s exterior features an intricate, celadon-green lattice. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian Magazine, "Rare Chinese Vase Found in Pet-Filled Home Sells for $9 Million," 10 Aug. 2020 Then, in the dining and living rooms, an artist hand-painted a tiny little chain-link design in a soft celadon green or outlined the rafters in lavender. Kathleen Renda, House Beautiful, "This House Will Give You Wes Anderson Vibes," 5 Oct. 2018 Cirkva found that the bedroom's celadon walls, plum carpet, and green side tables festooned with Venetian flowers had become too dark and overtly feminine for her taste. Kathleen Hackett, ELLE Decor, "Return Engagement," 7 June 2012 Peau de soie, mikado, faille and lurex intarsia with shades of celadon blue and fruité red. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "This Is the Biggest, Best Hair at Haute Couture Fashion Week," 5 July 2018 Giant brushed-back wig hair and an unstructured celadon blue silk gown with intricate intarsia cape opened the 63-look show in that era’s exaggerated style. Washington Post, "Standing ovation at Valentino caps Paris couture week," 4 July 2018

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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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“Celadon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celadon. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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