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

Definition of silversmith

: an artisan who makes articles of silverware

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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 Everyone in the novel is jostling for small scraps of power, even if that only means more commissions for a local silversmith or commanding the favor of the egotistical magistrate. Hillary Kelly, Vulture, 7 June 2021 The text accompanying an 18th-century silver bowl, for instance, tells us nothing about the bowl, nothing about the market for silver, but all about the silversmith, one John Hastier, and his enslaved artisan, called Jasper. New York Times, 30 May 2021 The distinguishing duckbill shape is credited to Serge Mouille, a Parisian designer who worked as a silversmith before pivoting to lighting design. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Apr. 2020 Meanwhile, master silversmith Steve Leicht cuts and solders the base together, and baths it in acid to clean the silver for polishing and final assembly. CBS News, 2 Feb. 2020 Potters, wood carvers, a weaver and a silversmith will demonstrate their techniques. azcentral, 25 Feb. 2020 The silversmith repeated this cutting, layering, soldering, and hammering 36 times until the sheet was as luminous and irregularly patterned as the surface of the moon seen from the earth. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 28 Jan. 2020 The goldsmith or silversmith had been content to make plain dashes, so to speak, with his chisel, and these dashes had been allowed to make patterns. V. S. Naipaul, The New Yorker, 30 Dec. 2019 The exhibit includes a communion table from the 1700s, portraits of local ministers, and church silver made by Newbury and Boston silversmiths. Maysoon Khan,, 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of silversmith

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Silversmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of silversmith

: a person who makes things out of silver


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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