slip·​ware ˈslip-ˌwer How to pronounce slipware (audio)
: pottery coated with slip to improve or decorate the surface

Examples of slipware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bowl is an example of what is known as Samanid epigraphic slipware, after the Samanid dynasty (819-999). Helen A. Cooper, WSJ, 5 Aug. 2022 Since it was first discovered by art historians and collectors in the late 19th century, Samanid epigraphic slipware has been recognized as among the finest achievements of Islamic art. Helen A. Cooper, WSJ, 5 Aug. 2022 Among her recent works are a series of monumental wall hangings each made from dozens of slipware tiles adorned with compositions of symbols and patterns that seem to communicate fractured snippets of ancestral tales. New York Times, 17 Mar. 2021 According to Robert Hunter, an archaeologist and the editor of the journal Ceramics in America, research suggests that the slipware pottery found in Philadelphia was made by French or German potters working in the city. Peter Libbey, New York Times, 17 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slipware was in 1883

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“Slipware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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