delft·​ware ˈdelft-ˌwer How to pronounce delftware (audio)
: delft

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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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Cite this Entry

“Delftware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


delft·​ware ˈdelfˌ-twa(ə)r How to pronounce delftware (audio)
: delft

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