hand·​made | \ ˈhan(d)-ˈmād How to pronounce handmade (audio) \

Definition of handmade

: made by hand or by a hand process

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Examples of handmade in a Sentence

received a handmade sweater at the baby shower
Recent Examples on the Web While the Traviata, handmade in fine calf leather with a soft goat suede lining, was once her go-to style, the Queen has more recently opted for the smaller but sturdier Turandot, which Bodmer makes specifically for her, with some minor adjustments. Monique Jessen, PEOPLE.com, 11 Apr. 2022 The tree—a real one, never faux—was dressed with sentimental, handmade, and family ornaments. Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Nov. 2021 These sampler soaps by Craftsman Soap Co. are all-natural, handmade, and made with actual craft beer. Sara Butler Staff Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2021 One of the latest products in their range is their boho-looking macrame swing, which was handmade by artisans in India and made using 100 percent organic cotton thread and a solid wood bar. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 22 Apr. 2022 The cutlery is handmade by artisans in India and includes 1 Pineapple Spoon, 1 Smiling Moon Spoon, 1 Palm Tree Spoon, 1 Brass Twig Spoon, 1 Sunflower Spoon, 1 Coffee Leaf Spoon. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 Each console is handmade by a single craftsman at Symbol Audio and requires around 100 hours of painstaking work. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 July 2021 At Pingree, everything is handmade by a team of seven in their Detroit factory at 15707 Livernois Ave. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 24 Mar. 2021 More than 200 booths will provide arts and crafts, handmade items, and vintage items for visitors. Nyssa Kruse, Arkansas Online, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of handmade

1809, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2022

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“Handmade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handmade. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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hand·​made | \ ˈhand-ˈmād How to pronounce handmade (audio) \

Kids Definition of handmade

: made by hand rather than by machine a handmade rug

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