sil·​ver·​smith ˈsil-vər-ˌsmith How to pronounce silversmith (audio)
: an artisan who makes articles of silverware
silversmithing noun

Examples of silversmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Born in 1857 into a family of silversmiths in Kalarites, Greece, Sotirios Boulgaris relocated to Rome at age 24 and, three years later, set up a boutique not far from the Spanish Steps. Lindsay Talbot, New York Times, 14 May 2024 Best known for his midnight ride to warn the American revolutionaries of the incoming British armies, Paul Revere was both a revolutionary himself and a master silversmith, and for those hoping to honor his legacy, there’s no better base than the Revere Hotel. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 None existed along the unlit road just outside town where silversmith Roy Johnson died in 2022. USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2024 Comic books had already fed the filmmaker’s love for drawing, as did a community of artists and storytellers — the painters, silversmiths, potters and weavers — on her reservation. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Jan. 2024 Her father, Juan Nepomuceno López, a silversmith from Sonora, Mexico, bought the adobe in the late 1860s, although it’s believed to have been built between 1790 and 1806 as part of the San Gabriel Mission. Yvonne Condes, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 Its lyrics, about a sailor bidding goodbye to his lover before boarding a man-of-war bound for England, were written not by Mr. Whittaker but by a British silversmith who responded to a radio contest in which Mr. Whittaker invited listeners to send in verses, with the best put to music. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 Slaves were apprenticed to cabinetmakers, silversmiths, goldsmiths, printers, and engravers. Lindsay Kornick, Fox News, 23 July 2023 The top portion is a deep blue color, while the bottom has a wispy silver band wrapped around it that was designed by local Scottish silversmith Lucy Woodley. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 14 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of silversmith was before the 12th century

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“Silversmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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sil·​ver·​smith ˈsil-vər-ˌsmith How to pronounce silversmith (audio)
: a person who makes articles of silver
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