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Definition of "porcelain" []

  • A hard, white, translucent ceramic made by firing a pure clay and then glazing it with variously colored fusible materials; china. (noun)
  • An object made of this substance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "porcelain" in a sentence
  • "The term porcelain, which is applied to it on the continent of"
  • "You see that much of what we call porcelain is not porcelain at all when you judge it by this strict standard."
  • "The bust is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 6” high x 5” wide x 3” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box."