pottery

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noun pot·tery \ˈpä-tə-rē\

Definition of pottery

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potteries

  1. 1 :  a place where clayware is made and fired

  2. 2a :  the art or craft of the potterb :  the manufacture of clayware

  3. 3 :  clayware; especially :  earthenware as distinguished from porcelain and stoneware and from brick and tile

Examples of pottery in a Sentence

  1. He has collected pottery for years.

  2. She was a painter for years before she discovered pottery.

Recent Examples of pottery from the Web

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15th Century

First Known Use of pottery

15th century


POTTERY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of pottery for English Language Learners

  • : objects (such as bowls, plates, etc.) that are made out of clay usually by hand and then baked at high temperatures so that they become hard

  • : the art or activity of making objects out of clay

  • : a place where potters make objects out of clay


POTTERY Defined for Kids

pottery

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noun pot·tery \ˈpä-tə-rē\

Definition of pottery for Students

plural

potteries

  1. 1 :  the art or craft of making objects (as dishes and vases) out of clay

  2. 2 :  objects made from clay that is shaped while moist and hardened by heat



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