Definition of earthen in English:


Syllabification: earth·en
Pronunciation: /ˈərTHən


  • 1(Of a floor or structure) made of compressed earth: the hillside adjacent to the earthen dam
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    • 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.
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    • 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 Of, relating to, or characteristic of the earth or material existence.

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