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fictile Line breaks: fic|tile
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪktʌɪl/
/ˈfɪktɪl/

Definition of fictile in English:

adjective

technical
1Made of earth or clay by a potter.
Example sentences
  • In the annexed woodcut, the female figure in the middle is copied from a fictile vase.
  • A labourer at Ateste, near Padua, in Italy, found a sepulchre, in which was a fictile urn, and within it there stood another urn, and in this smaller one.
1.1Relating to pottery or its manufacture.
Example sentences
  • Apart, therefore, from the exquisite beauty of many remains of fictile art, which confers on them a high intrinsic value, the works of the potter have been minutely studied by the archaeologist.
  • Fragments of rude pottery, composed of a mixture of clay and gravel, and imperfectly burnt, are indications that in fictile work the primitive dwellers on the shores of Lake Deschênes had mastered the initial stages in the manufacture of domestic utensils.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin fictilis, from fict- 'formed, contrived', from the verb fingere.

Words that rhyme with fictile

hairstyle • freestyle • epistyle

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