sponge·​ware | \ ˈspənj-ˌwer How to pronounce spongeware (audio) \

Definition of spongeware

: a typically 19th century earthenware with background color spattered or dabbed (as with a sponge) and usually a freehand central design

Examples of spongeware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year’s decorating technique is inspired by enduring spongeware pottery, popular in our country for centuries. Donna Erickson / Creative Parenting, Twin Cities, "Donna Erickson: Decorate ‘spongeware’-look Easter eggs," 12 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of spongeware

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Spongeware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spongeware. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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