Definition of Faience

1. Noun. Glazed earthenware decorated with opaque colors.

Generic synonyms: Earthenware



Definition of Faience

1. Noun. A type of tin-glazed earthenware ceramic. ¹

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Definition of Faience

1. a variety of glazed pottery [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Faience

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faham
faheyite
fahlband
fahlbands
fahleite
fahlerz
fahlerzes
fahlore
fahlores
fahlunite
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faible
faibles
faience (current term)
faiences
faik
faiked
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faiking
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fail
fail'd
fail-safe
fail-secure
fail over
failance
failances
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Literary usage of Faience

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1. The Tomb of Senebtisi at Lisht by Arthur Cruttenden Mace, Herbert Eustis Winlock (1916)
"This hypothesis is borne out by the position of the cones marked "certain," the carnelian cones being in each case separated by two of faience. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"This is the largest known piece of Egyptian glazed faience; really large vases ... faience vases were very commonly built up or carved out of a ball of the ..."

3. Japan in Art and Industry: With a Glance at Japanese Manners and Customs by Félix Régamey, Mary French Sheldon (1892)
"SATSUMA faience. — The primary ingredients (earths, stones, and sands of different origins) are divided into three categories, according to their quality- ..."

4. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp, Charles D. Demond (1905)
"The finest grade is "faience." This is made from a white clay, which is washed, ... Between faience and common pottery no sharp line can be drawn. ..."

5. American Book Prices Current (1921)
"SOLON (ML)- History and Description of the Old French faience. 24 plates. Lond. 1903. 8vo. Cl., Rich, A., Dec. 8, '19. (535) $11.50. ..."

6. The Renaissance of Art in France by Emilia Francis Strong Dilke (1879)
"The name of Palissy rings with as full a tone as that of Clouet, or Cousin ; and the faience Henri II. claims equal notice with the engravings of Duvet or ..."

7. Architectural Pottery: Bricks, Tiles, Pipes, Enamelled Terracottas, Ordinary by Léon Lefêvre (1900)
"faience Quarries. The word " faience," first applied only to enamelled terracotta, has been since extended to ceramic products which are not enamelled ..."

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