cel·​a·​don ˈse-lə-ˌdän How to pronounce celadon (audio)
: a grayish-yellow green
: 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 In fact, the glaze was discovered by an Edgefield potter named Abner Landrum, who was trying to match the milky-white Chinese celadon of fine porcelain and stumbled on this earthier recipe instead. Christopher Benfey, The New York Review of Books, 20 Apr. 2023 In this Massachusetts beach house, the Wood-Mode kitchen cabinetry is painted a pretty celadon green that is crisply set off by a white subway tile backsplash. Jennifer Kopf, Country Living, 10 Feb. 2023 In celadon — a color like sweet mint gum — with a pearl handle (and only a pearl handle, no strap, requiring that it be held), this pristine lunchbox purse was my answer to a yearlong search for something frothy. Mariam Rahmani, Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2022 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 See More

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Word History


French céladon

First Known Use

circa 1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of celadon was circa 1768

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“Celadon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celadon. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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