hol·​low·​ware | \ ˈhä-(ˌ)lō-ˌwer How to pronounce hollowware (audio) \
variants: or holloware

Definition of hollowware

: vessels (such as bowls, cups, or vases) usually of pottery, glass, or metal that have a significant depth and volume — compare flatware

Examples of hollowware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The factory is a unit of Tiffany’s global supply chain that typically turns out more traditional hollowware like silver bowls, vases and the trophies for the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and the World Series. Christina Binkley, WSJ, "The Secret Inside Tiffany’s Blue Box: Reed Krakoff," 26 Mar. 2018 Tiffany’s hollowware operations didn’t come to Cumberland until 2013. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Inside the Secret World of Tiffany & Co.'s Silversmiths​," 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hollowware

1682, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hollowware

hollow entry 2 + ware entry 1

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“Hollowware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hollowware. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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