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Syllabification: hol·low·ware
Pronunciation: /ˈhälōˌwer

Definition of hollowware in English:


Serving dishes and accessories, especially of silver, that are hollow or concave. Contrast with flatware.
Example sentences
  • Silver hollowware made in New Orleans is also displayed in the bookcase.
  • In place of laboriously hammered sheets of silver, he began to make hollowware from rolled silver that could easily be joined with a seam.
  • It is, however, the silver hollowware that takes pride of place on the sideboard.

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