Definition of maiolica in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈjɒlɪkə/
Pronunciation: /mʌɪˈɒlɪkə/


[mass noun]
Fine earthenware with coloured decoration on an opaque white tin glaze, originating in Italy during the Renaissance.
Example sentences
  • Traditionally, maiolica is earthenware with a lead-based glaze made opaque by tin oxide.
  • Through the Renaissance, collectors displayed maiolica proudly and prominently in their homes and businesses.
  • The rise of maiolica during the Italian Renaissance signaled a change in the perception and purpose of ceramic wares.


Mid 16th century: Italian, from Maiolica 'Majorca'.

Words that rhyme with maiolica

frolicker, majolica

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