chi·​na·​ware ˈchī-nə-ˌwer How to pronounce chinaware (audio)
: tableware made of china

Examples of chinaware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Guard your favorite chinaware with your life. Will Noble, CNN, 10 June 2021 While flying in the new cabin, passengers enjoy a three-course meal on bespoke chinaware from Finnish designer Harri Koskinen and Finnish design icon, Iittala. Ramsey Qubein, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 July 2022 The lifestyle portal covers a wide product range from scents to artisanal teas and handmade chinaware and crystal stem glasses. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2021 The new chinaware collection includes a mug, pillbox, tankard, side plate, teacup, and saucer, all available to purchase separately. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 27 Mar. 2021 In honor of the Queen's milestone birthday, the Royal Collection Trust has released a new line of chinaware and decorations for the occasion. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 27 Mar. 2021 Signora Angeletti, the landlady of what would later become the Keats-Shelley House, presented Keats’s friend, the British painter, John Severn, with a bill for broken chinaware. Matthew Carey Salyer, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 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,, 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, 3 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chinaware was in 1634

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“Chinaware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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