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Definition of "faience" [faience]

  • Earthenware decorated with colorful opaque glazes. (noun)
  • A moderate to strong greenish blue. (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 "faience" in a sentence
  • "I have learned since, as she knew all the time, -- that 'faience' is used as a generic term!"
  • "Mr Shar told Dawn that remains of a 'faience' mirror factory had been found at the project's second block."
  • "Egyptian artefacts such as faience are found in Mycenaean excavations, and Mycenean-style pottery is found in Akhenaten’s city of Amarna in Egypt, indicating trading and/or diplomatic links between Mycenae and Akhenaten’s Egypt."