Share this entry

Share this page

earthenware

Pronunciation: /ˈɜːrθənwer; ˈɜːθənweə(r)/

Translation of earthenware in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (material) barro (masculine) (cocido) 1.2 (dishes) vajilla (feminine) de barro (cocido)
    Example sentences
    • Locally made earthenware is decorated much as it was before the Spanish conquest.
    • In order for the clay to be transformed from a soft, malleable state into hard earthenware pottery, the water molecules need to be driven off.
    • The Japanese use the word yaki for porcelain, pottery and earthenware alike.

Definition of earthenware in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day repecho
m
steep slope …
Cultural fact of the day

The language of the Basque Country and Navarre is euskera, spoken by around 750,000 people; in Spanish vasco or vascuence. It is also spelled euskara. Basque is unrelated to the Indo-European languages and its origins are unclear. Like Spain's other regional languages, Basque was banned under Franco. With the return of democracy, it became an official language alongside Spanish, in the regions where it is spoken. It is a compulsory school subject and is required for many official and administrative posts in the Basque Country. There is Basque language television and radio and a considerable number of books are published in Basque. See also lenguas cooficiales