delft·​ware ˈdelft-ˌwer How to pronounce delftware (audio)
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Examples of delftware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What Are Delft Tiles? While inspired by Chinese blue-and-white porcelain, delftware is actually earthenware, a type of ceramic. Halee Miller, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Sep. 2023 While some tiles are mass-printed with a design, delftware is usually hand-painted by an artisan. Halee Miller, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Sep. 2023 The fireplace holds a collection of seventeenth-century delftware, above which hangs a museum-quality Dutch painting of ornamental birds, by a court artist to William III. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2021 And, more noticeable to me, tea parties with dainty, delftware dishes and delectable confections. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 21 Jan. 2021 All of ceramics are adorned with a grass landscape in cornflower blue—the same shade used across various pottery, from ancient Persian creations to Chinese porcelain, to Dutch delftware. Vogue, 16 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of delftware was in 1699

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“Delftware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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