lusterware

noun

lus·​ter·​ware ˈlə-stər-ˌwer How to pronounce lusterware (audio)
: pottery with an iridescent metallic sheen in the glaze

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On view in Gallery 116 on the ground floor of the museum’s 1916 building are more than a dozen examples of elaborate metalwork and luminous lusterware ceramics from Iran, dating from the 900s to the 1600s. Steven Litt, cleveland, 12 Jan. 2020 Now visitors see Mrs. Buek’s extensive collection of lusterware dishes and a dining room table set for dinner. John Hanc, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lusterware was in 1825

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“Lusterware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lusterware. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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