hand·made | \ˈhan(d)-ˈmād \

Definition of handmade 

: made by hand or by a hand process

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Synonyms for handmade


handcrafted, handwrought

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Examples of handmade in a Sentence

received a handmade sweater at the baby shower

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Upon recognizing her, a few fans got out of line to personally give her flowers and handmade posters dedicated to him. Tony Centeno, Billboard, "Lil Uzi Vert, PnB Rock, Family Gather to Mourn the Death Of XXXTentacion," 28 June 2018 Jewelry trunk show Show features handmade jewelry by local designer Ludmila Ivanova and visual artist Kaneem Smith. Houston Chronicle, "On the go: Madness on Main and Saint Arnold celebrates a birthday," 8 June 2018 On sale will be handmade jewelry, vintage jewelry, paintings, photos, collages, pottery, textile purses and more. Courant Community, "New Britain Art League To Sponsor Pop-Up Market On May 12," 3 May 2018 ENCINITAS Gallery features artist’s handmade jewelry The Off Track Gallery is holding an artist reception for Cheryl DeLain from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 937 S. Coast Highway 101. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "5 new Daughters of the American Revolution," 13 Apr. 2018 The best values at Acú came at lunch, when a tangy brisket pita sandwich with a generous side salad was priced $12 and a bowl of handmade pappardelle pasta with basil pesto and chicken at $13. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: New Dominion restaurant Acú Bistro Bar aims high but misses a few," 7 June 2018 Her bread, guava pastries, and handmade pasta are considered tasty national treasures. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Latina Cool Girl’s Guide to Mexico City," 4 June 2018 All the noodles were served in beautiful large, heavy handmade bowls, which to my untrained eye seemed like priceless museum pieces. David Tanis, New York Times, "Bouncy Noodles, Bright Greens, Quick Broth: A Perfect Bowl," 16 Mar. 2018 For a change of pace, Italian newcomer Sartoria delivers with handmade pasta in a minimalist space. Kristin Braswell, Sunset, "10 Best Trips to Mexico for Your Travel Personality," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of handmade

1809, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of handmade

: made with the hands or by using hand tools


hand·made | \ˈhand-ˈmād \

Kids Definition of handmade

: made by hand rather than by machine a handmade rug

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one that holds something together

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