Definition of earthen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈərTHən/


1(Of a floor or structure) made of compressed earth: the hillside adjacent to the earthen dam
More example sentences
  • Without this mass of dams and earthen walls, the area would flood every spring just as Egypt's Nile Valley once did.
  • She rocks rapidly from side to side, head turning and feet drumming upon the earthen floor while she beats a tambourine rattle.
  • How long I sat there, on the earthen floor of the Council Chambers, starring blindly at Kinwell, I can not say.
1.1(Of a pot) made of baked or fired clay.
Example sentences
  • From the humble earthen pot to fancy shapes in clay designed to appeal to the connoisseur… the fair seeks to impress from the word go.
  • I take the earthen pot from the cabinet and fill it with water.
  • Jars of spices lined the shelves, with earthen pots full of flour and sugar.
1.2 literary Relating to or characteristic of the earth or material existence.

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Syllabification: earth·en

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