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 What at first glance looks like a normal water vessel, upon closer inspection it is revealed to be something more original — a hand-finished stoneware pitcher whose strategically irregular contours hint at a slight paper bag-like appearance. Kara Nelson | Contributing Writer,, "Take the edge off of entertaining with these organic-looking serving pieces, for the holidays and beyond," 22 Oct. 2020 Each one comes in a rustic stoneware pot glazed with a blend of two colours chosen by Gorham to represent the ingredients used to make the scents. Olivia Harrison,, "Ikea Just Announced An Affordable Collaboration With This Luxury Candle Brand," 18 Oct. 2020 Featuring a handy stoneware lid and side handles for easy and safe transport from the oven or stovetop to your table, this miniature cocotte's high-quality enamel protects against metal marks and other wear and tear from regular use. Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, "You can get a gorgeous Le Creuset mini cocotte for $20 right now," 8 Oct. 2020 Colorful, fun and easy to clean, this stoneware set has everything a family (or a cozy meal for two couples) needs for a full dinner. CNN Underscored, "Find great decor and more at The Home Depot’s Labor Day Savings Event," 31 Aug. 2020 The stoneware piece measures 18 x 15 inches and is safe to use in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Bed Bath & Beyond Has the Coziest Fall Home Decor Right Now," 28 Aug. 2020 These stoneware plates work as dinnerware, of course, but Powell suggests hanging a group of them to create art on your wall. Washington Post, "Shopping with the pros: A designer shares her favorite quarantine-friendly items from CB2," 10 Sep. 2020 The selection mostly includes tabletop accessories such as antique silverware, French stoneware, copper pans, and wooden cutting boards. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "The Best Places to Score Vintage Furniture and Decor Online for Less," 12 Aug. 2020 Your pitcher is mold cast stoneware, with an applied handle, in a Bristol glaze, with relief cobalt profile bust decoration of a gentleman and a lady. oregonlive, "Moorish Revival lamps, cast iron bank, lithograph: What are they worth?," 30 June 2020

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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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25 Oct 2020

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“Stoneware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stoneware

: objects made of a special baked clay

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