crock·​ery | \ ˈkrä-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce crockery (audio) \

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earthenware, pottery, stoneware

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Examples of crockery in a Sentence

a display of beautifully hand-painted crockery on the kitchen countertop

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Printing onto clay made embellished crockery affordable to a wider audience. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "A New Transferware Collaboration From Ralph Lauren and Burleigh," 11 Dec. 2018 Many shoppers are no longer buying one set for everyday use and another for special occasions, instead placing orders for a single look that is both casual and elevated, like the crockery version of athleisure. New York Times, "Disrupting the Dishes," 5 May 2018 These could include breaking crockery, spoiling milk, knocking on walls or even poisoning crops. Regina Hansen, WSJ, "The Ancient Magic of Elves," 21 Dec. 2018 If her work has a quiet authenticity, Braun is not shy about putting her opinions on her plates: Robert de Niro’s anti-Trump taunt at the Tony Awards and Samantha Bee’s description of Ivanka Trump have both made their way onto her crockery. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "Treat Yourself to a Porcelain Confection at (Former Baker) Margaret Braun’s New Ceramic Shop," 3 July 2018 The soft sounds of voices and the clinking of crockery as meals were prepared drifted through to the section of the elegant Belgrade apartment where the director Mila Turajlic grew up. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, "Review: In ‘The Other Side of Everything,’ a Belgrade Apartment Symbolizes Upheaval," 12 July 2018 The team kept its retro color palette and furniture, but dressed the restaurant with crockery, signage, menus, and decor. Sonia Saraiya, HWD, "How Twin Peaks: The Return Made a Whole New Cooper in One Weird Diner Scene," 14 June 2018 By such means Mr Trump has been able to smash the maximum amount of crockery, for maximum political effect, at a modest or intangible cost. The Economist, "The rising cost of America First," 14 June 2018 Madrid’s best selection of aceiteras—not to mention an encyclopedic selection of sangria pitchers and other must-have items is available at Alambique, a delightful shop near the Royal Palace that specializes in Spanish crockery and utensils. Andrew Ferren, WSJ, "How to Spend an Indulgent Day in Madrid for $2,400—or $400," 13 June 2018

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1715, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of crockery

US : pots or jars made of baked clay used for cooking
chiefly British : plates, dishes, and cups used in dining


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