sil·​ver·​smith | \ ˈsil-vər-ˌsmith How to pronounce silversmith (audio) \

Definition of silversmith

: an artisan who makes articles of silverware

Other Words from silversmith

silversmithing \ ˈsil-​vər-​ˌsmith-​iŋ How to pronounce silversmith (audio) \ noun

Examples of silversmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trophy, named for the NHL president from 1946-77, was crafted by a British silversmith in 1878. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, 24 May 2022 His father, Shmuel, a silversmith, jeweler and art teacher, decided that his prospects would improve in America and emigrated on his own. Joseph Berger, New York Times, 6 Apr. 2022 His father, a silversmith and painter, brought the family to the U.S. in 1929, and Persoff served in the U.S. Army and worked as an electrician for the New York subway system. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Apr. 2022 Owned by fourth-generation Navajo silversmith Nicholas Jackson, the Silver Artichoke displays his and other Native artists' work, from classic bolo ties and pendants to inventive pieces like cuff links made from old Buffalo nickels. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, 1 Jan. 2022 Revere, a prominent figure in colonial Massachusetts, was a renowned silversmith, engraver and industrialist. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Dec. 2021 John Betteridge was a silversmith who made snuff boxes and match holders for the English gentry. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 9 Nov. 2021 The redaction happened on Sunday as a silversmith engraved names of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who hoisted Lord Stanley's cup after defeating the Montreal Canadiens for the NHL title in July, a spokeswoman for the Hockey Hall of Fame confirmed. NBC News, 4 Nov. 2021 Exhibits also depict a silversmith plying his craft in a workshop on the Milldam, a Black yeoman farmer at work in his fields, and a family secretly preparing for the rebellion on the eve of April 19, 1775., 2 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of silversmith

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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sil·​ver·​smith | \ ˈsil-vər-ˌsmith How to pronounce silversmith (audio) \

Kids Definition of silversmith

: a person who makes objects of silver


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