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

Examples of crockery in a Sentence

a display of beautifully hand-painted crockery on the kitchen countertop
Recent Examples on the Web Cosmetically, hard water can stain your appliances, crockery, cutlery, and glassware by leaving chalky deposits on the surface. USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2024 The music, in this case, arises not from a conventional score, but rather from the diegetic accompaniments of soup bubbling in a pot, butter sizzling in a pan and utensils scraping against crockery. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2023 The suffocating scent of death hung in the air as broken glass crunched underfoot, and children’s toys, energy drinks, musical instruments and broken crockery were strewn about in shattered homes. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2023 Gazans were looting and ransacking homes, taking computers, clothes, crockery, televisions and phones, survivors said. Ronen Bergman, New York Times, 13 Oct. 2023 These objects are most household crockery, along with some fencing equipment and fish hooks. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Oct. 2023 There are still do not disturb signs, menus, folders of guest information, time sheets, crockery, and all sorts of other things among the debris. Alexander Sammon, Harper's Magazine, 25 June 2022 The cakes were stored in airtight crockery to mature for weeks. Cassandra King, Southern Living, 23 Aug. 2023 The national campaign to get President Obama to emote, throw crockery at oil executives and jump up and down in fury has failed. Sheril Kirshenbaum, Discover Magazine, 10 June 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1715, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crockery was in 1715

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“Crockery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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