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

Examples of silversmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Duckbill Light Fixtures Offer a Fresh Take on Mid-Century Design," 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, "The master silversmiths behind the Super Bowl trophy," 2 Feb. 2020 Potters, wood carvers, a weaver and a silversmith will demonstrate their techniques. azcentral, "What is there to do in Phoenix in March? Here are the best food, art and music festivals," 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, "The Winter Show’s Many Small Treasures," 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, "The Strangeness of Grief," 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,, "Rare weathervane finds new perch in Newburyport," 1 Aug. 2019 And then, just minutes before the silver-hilt, 34.5-inch long, sword forged by noted Boston silversmith and sword maker Jacob Hurd was set to go on the block, Windsor police arrived at Nadeau’s on the Windsor-Hartford line. Steven Goode,, "‘The last thing I wanted ... was to be hauled out in cuffs.’ Seizure of historic battle sword puts Windsor police at center of antiques controversy," 9 Nov. 2019 At the society’s February 1785 meeting, he was assigned to a committee of three members, along with Hamilton and White Matlack, a silversmith who had been expelled from the Quakers for his too-zealous support of the American Revolution. Richard Brookhiser, National Review, "The New York Manumission Society," 24 Oct. 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 13 Aug. 2020.

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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) \

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: a person who makes objects of silver

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