chinaware

noun
chi·​na·​ware | \ ˈchī-nə-ˌwer How to pronounce chinaware (audio) \

Definition of chinaware

: tableware made of china

Examples of chinaware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On June 10, 1850, laden with silks, chinaware and even a portable house, the Frolic departed Hong Kong for San Francisco with 26 officers and crew. Gary Kamiya, SFChronicle.com, "How shipwreck of an opium clipper changed California," 7 Aug. 2020 Hundreds of merchants will congregate on Main Street to show off furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, paintings and prints, chinaware, dolls, toys, glass, photographs, silver, clocks, books and more. Steven Wayne Yvaska, The Mercury News, "7 Bay Area antique and collectible shows this fall," 3 Sep. 2019 At Hi-Collar, a Japanese coffeehouse in Manhattan’s East Village that doubles as a bar at night, some of the rarer offerings are poured into precious chinaware that can cost as much as $400 apiece. Charles Passy, WSJ, "In New York, Don’t Just Drink Your Coffee—Learn About It First," 23 Feb. 2019 Richter’s 1923 comic stop-action short, featuring flying bowler hats, chinaware dropping from the sky, and misbehaving bow ties. Stuart Isacoff, WSJ, "Dada: If Life Is Absurd, Why Not Have the Last Laugh?," 16 Oct. 2018 Created exclusively for Vogue by event designer David Stark, the flowers, chinaware, and table linens included will kick-start your own thinking. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "Foliage Forward: 4 Beautiful Tablescapes to Inspire Your Fall Entertaining," 5 Oct. 2017 Many of the chinaware products available today are beautiful, with an undeniably classic aesthetic. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "The Time Has Come to Reconsider Your Grandma’s Favorite Type of Porcelain," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of chinaware

1634, in the meaning defined above

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“Chinaware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chinaware. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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