parian

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noun

par·​i·​an ˈper-ē-ən How to pronounce parian (audio)
: a porcelain composed essentially of kaolin and feldspar and usually used unglazed in ornamental articles

Parian

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adjective

Par·​i·​an ˈper-ē-ən How to pronounce Parian (audio)
: of or relating to the island of Paros noted for its marble used extensively for sculpture in ancient times

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Parian, adjective; from its suitability for making statuettes

First Known Use

Noun

1824, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1578, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parian was in 1578

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Cite this Entry

“Parian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parian. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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