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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collects 19th-century English stoneware, especially soup tureens
Recent Examples on the Web Newcomb, meanwhile, is best known for his graphic stoneware plates that have been picked up by small boutiques across the country (as well as in major shops like Barney's). Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Inside the Bustling Studio of Nicholas Newcomb and Roy Hamilton," 15 Nov. 2019 For those ready to try some color, the retailer has a set of handmade stoneware dinner bowls in uber-trendy blush pink. Washington Post, "Table’s new star? The relaxed and versatile dinner bowl," 19 Nov. 2019 General admission costs $3, with early birds allowed at 8 a.m. for $15 to browse more than 60 dealer tables offering antique bottles, postcards, stoneware, glassware, fruit jars, insulators, advertising, and other collectibles., "North Calendar: What’s happening this week," 5 Sep. 2019 Most of the food is served on handmade stoneware dishes from The Wheel in Leucadia. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Tiniest restaurant in town: Matsu taking the nontraditional route to startup," 29 Aug. 2019 Julie Green: Flown Blue Exhibition spotlights the artist’s use of porcelain and stoneware dishes in large-scale works that range from the personal to the political. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "Museums in L.A. this week: ‘Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection’ and more," 8 Sep. 2019 Other artifacts that will help archaeologists further identify and date the shipwreck include ceramic dinnerware, glass bottles, stoneware jugs, an anchor, wire rope rigging, a windlass, and a ship's bell, reported NOAA. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "NOAA researchers discover two unexplored shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico," 30 July 2019 This shop carries wall art, stoneware vases and jars, colorful textiles, prints and even a few geological oddities including the fossilized teeth of megalodon sharks. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "13 design stores: Bay Area interior designers’ favorite places to shop," 27 July 2019 Not to be missed is a room lined with unique stoneware cups handmade by Ehren Tool and decorated with bullet holes, skulls, American eagles, sandbags and chilling slogans. Lori Waxman,, "Inaugural National Veterans Art Museum Triennial offers veterans a welcoming home," 5 June 2019

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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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17 Dec 2019

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“Stoneware.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stoneware

: objects made of a special baked clay

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