Definition of maiolica in English:


Syllabification: ma·iol·i·ca
Pronunciation: /məˈyäləkə


Fine earthenware with colored decoration on an opaque white tin glaze, originating in Italy during the Renaissance.
More 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'.

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