stone·​ware ˈstōn-ˌwer How to pronounce stoneware (audio)
: a strong opaque ceramic ware that is high-fired, well vitrified, and nonporous

Examples of stoneware in a Sentence

collects 19th-century English stoneware, especially soup tureens
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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stoneware was in 1683

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“Stoneware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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stone·​ware -ˌwa(ə)r How to pronounce stoneware (audio)
: a clay pottery used for storage utensils, tile, and ornamental wares

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