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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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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For drinks, nothing beats the neighborhood camaraderie and lush setting at Pinkoco Bar or the handmade gin cocktails at Macera. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Plan a Summer Stay in Salesas, Madrid’s Smallest Neighborhood," 25 May 2019 Plus, one of my favorite handmade fabric lines, Sally McQuillan’s Raoul Textiles, has a fabulous home décor workshop and showroom practically next door. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "7 Dreamy Memorial Day Getaway Hotels To Book Now," 13 May 2019 Yes, your favorite place to buy handmade, personalized gifts is also a treasure trove of antiques and vintage pieces. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Here's Where to Buy Vintage Furniture Online, No Matter What Your Style Is," 29 Mar. 2019 The restaurant is known for its quesadillas made with corn dough, as well as huaraches, handmade tortillas and weekend special of roast lamb. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chilango Express Mexican restaurant will move to a bigger location in West Allis," 22 June 2018 Etnica curates handmade clothing from all over Mexico. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to the Baja Peninsula," 29 Mar. 2019 With a rolling pin and a lot of elbow grease, the home cooks of centuries past were able to deliver beautiful bowls of handmade pasta on a nightly basis. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make Homemade Pasta Without a Machine," 7 Jan. 2019 His first solo restaurant, Antico, is slated to bring K-Town grilled meats, handmade pastas, and simple veg preps. Kat Odell, Vogue, "2019’s Most Anticipated American Restaurant Openings," 3 Jan. 2019 Some might have had arms replaced, or handmade clothing that did not come with the doll. Jessica Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Toy-collecting couple in Towson in search of dolls, trains and treasures of the past," 23 June 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 How to pronounce handmade (audio) \

Kids Definition of handmade

: made by hand rather than by machine a handmade rug

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