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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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 Inman and her late husband, Ron, began Maui Pasta in 2012, selling handmade pastas from their home in Maui. azcentral, "Italian restaurant Maui Pasta in Scottsdale is a story of love, loss, pasta," 6 July 2018 That’s especially a plus for artists who don’t have a brick-and-mortar shop, like Carla Huber-Garcia, who sells her original, handmade jewelry online. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, "What's Blooming street fair shows off artists' wares in Oak Park," 4 May 2018 The handmade creations, which are gingerly boxed up and shipped to customers cross the country, are stunning, unique and highly sought after. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "She's designed for Kate Upton, Al Roker and yes, Barbie. Kentucky Derby fashion at its finest," 19 Apr. 2018 But her recent influx of goods made by Maryland artisans makes it a destination spot for handmade creations. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, "Best of Baltimore 2018: Lifestyle and shopping," 11 Apr. 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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