stone·​ware | \ ˈstōn-ˌwer How to pronounce stoneware (audio) \

Definition of stoneware

: a strong opaque ceramic ware that is high-fired, well vitrified, and nonporous

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Examples of stoneware in a Sentence

collects 19th-century English stoneware, especially soup tureens
Recent Examples on the Web That’s because the three-artist show’s centerpiece is an oversize reproduction of a fried egg, rendered in yellow stoneware and white carpet by Akemi Maegawa. Washington Post, 23 July 2021 In fact, both the stoneware and the lid can be tossed in the dishwasher, taking one more chore off your plate. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Sep. 2021 These stoneware plates are the perfect way to serve up your homemade cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Sep. 2021 The Crockpot is designed with a removable stoneware insert that's easy to wipe down and wash. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Sep. 2021 Schempp worked as a studio potter for 20 years, producing functional and sculptural stoneware., 3 Sep. 2021 My wife uses the ringer to clean our stoneware, glassware, and stainless steel. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 13 May 2021 Its decor is luxe but spare, with bare wood tables, unadorned cutlery and humble stoneware dishes. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021 Bakers should look to the $50 heritage stoneware baking dishes, which are the ideal size in which to prepare cakes, casseroles, and summery fruit crumbles. Amy Schulman,, 22 June 2021

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First Known Use of stoneware

1683, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stoneware was in 1683

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19 Nov 2021

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“Stoneware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stoneware

: objects made of a special baked clay

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