There are 2 main definitions of delft in English:

delft1

Syllabification: delft
Pronunciation: /delft
 
/

noun

English or Dutch tin-glazed earthenware, typically decorated by hand in blue on a white background.
More example sentences
  • The body is hand painted in polychrome enamels in the Bristol delft style and decorated with a figure of a Chinese gentleman beckoning to a distant flock of birds (estimate €1,500 - €2,000).
  • Other British politicians are commemorated on excavated English delft punch bowls, including some found at Philipsburg Manor in New York that are inscribed ‘Pitt & Liberty.’
  • Each wall is painted in a different color, such as fuchsia, delft blue or bright orange.

Origin

late 17th century (originally Delf ware): see Delft, where the pottery originated.

Derivatives

delftware

Pronunciation: /-ˌwe(ə)r/
noun
More example sentences
  • I'm now ready to tackle a temporary exhibition about the city's most famous export - the blue and white hand-painted pottery known as delftware.
  • Also available is a wide selection of English delftware, pottery, brass and early needlework, and fine English country furniture.
  • Although light in weight and less prone to chipping than delftware, this new refined earthenware was still not as durable as white salt-glazed stoneware.

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There are 2 main definitions of delft in English:

Delft2

Syllabification: Delft
Pronunciation: /delft
 
/
A town in the Netherlands, in the province of South Holland; population 96,168 (2008). The home of painters Pieter de Hooch and Jan Vermeer, it also is noted for its pottery.

Origin

originally Delf, from Dutch delf 'ditch', still the name of the town's main canal.

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