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 Crafted annually at the Tiffany hollowware workshop in Cumberland, Rhode Island, the piece is made from sterling silver with a gold vermeil finish and weighs 16 pounds. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 8 July 2021 The division produced sterling silver hollowware, and in 1897, flatware was added to the line. Helaine Fendelman And Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, 18 May 2021 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, 26 Mar. 2018 Tiffany’s hollowware operations didn’t come to Cumberland until 2013. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 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 25 Jan. 2022.

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