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We're not handling things anymore before they arrive on our doorstep. I like to feel how thin porcelain can be, run my hand over a textile, see if I want to sit in a chair.
Nate Berkus

Meaning of "porcelain" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PORCELAIN

From French porcelaine, from Italian porcellana cowrie shell, porcelain (from its shell-like finish), literally: relating to a sow (from the resemblance between a cowrie shell and a sow's vulva), from porcella little sow, from porca sow, from Latin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PORCELAIN

porcelain  [ˈpɔːslɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PORCELAIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Porcelain is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PORCELAIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

porcelain

Porcelain

Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including clay in the form of kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between 1,200 °C and 1,400 °C. The toughness, strength, and translucence of porcelain arises mainly from the formation of glass and the mineral mullite within the fired body at these high temperatures. Porcelain derives its present name from the old Italian porcellana because of its resemblance to the translucent surface of the shell. Porcelain can informally be referred to as "china" or "fine china" in some English-speaking countries, as China was the birthplace of porcelain making. Properties associated with porcelain include low permeability and elasticity; considerable strength, hardness, toughness, whiteness, translucency and resonance; and a high resistance to chemical attack and thermal shock. For the purposes of trade, the Combined Nomenclature of the European Communities defines porcelain as being "completely vitrified, hard, impermeable, white or artificially coloured, translucent, and resonant.

Definition of porcelain in the English dictionary

The first definition of porcelain in the dictionary is a more or less translucent ceramic material, the principal ingredients being kaolin and petuntse or other clays, ground glassy substances, soapstone, bone ash, etc. Other definition of porcelain is an object made of this or such objects collectively. Porcelain is also of, relating to, or made from this material.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PORCELAIN


berlin
bəˈlɪn
Brooklyn
ˈbrʊklɪn
colin
ˌkɒlɪn
discipline
ˈdɪsɪplɪn
Dublin
ˈdʌblɪn
Evelyn
ˈiːvlɪn
Flynn
flɪn
franklin
ˈfræŋklɪn
Helen
ˈhɛlɪn
lin
lɪn
linn
lɪn
Lynn
lɪn
madeleine
ˈmædəlɪn
merlin
ˈmɜːlɪn
moulin
ˈmuːlɪn
purslane
ˈpɜːslɪn
semiporcelain
ˌsɛmɪˈpɔːslɪn
Tallinn
ˈtælɪn
violin
ˌvaɪəˈlɪn
zeppelin
ˈzɛpəlɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PORCELAIN

porbeagle
porcelain clay
porcelain ware
porcelainise
porcelainize
porcelainlike
porcelainous
porcelaneous
porcellaneous
porcellanite
porcellanous
porch
porcine
porcini
porcino
porcupine
porcupine fish
porcupine grass
porcupine provisions
porcupinish

WORDS THAT END LIKE PORCELAIN

blain
bromelain
chamberlain
Champlain
chaplain
chatelain
complain
eggshell porcelain
explain
flood plain
lain
Lake Champlain
Lord Chamberlain
overlain
plain
Salisbury Plain
slain
underlain
villain
Worcester porcelain

Synonyms and antonyms of porcelain in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PORCELAIN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «porcelain» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of porcelain

Translation of «porcelain» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PORCELAIN

Find out the translation of porcelain to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of porcelain from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «porcelain» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

porcelana
570 millions of speakers

English

porcelain
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चीनी मिट्टी के बरतन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخزف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фарфор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

porcelana
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চীনামাটির বাসন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

porcelaine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Porselin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Porzellan
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

磁器
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Porselen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sứ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பீங்கான்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डुकराचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

porselen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

porcellana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

porcelana
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фарфор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

porțelan
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πορσελάνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

porselein
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

porslin
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

porselen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of porcelain

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PORCELAIN»

The term «porcelain» is very widely used and occupies the 10.677 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PORCELAIN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about porcelain

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5 QUOTES WITH «PORCELAIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word porcelain.
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Nate Berkus
We're not handling things anymore before they arrive on our doorstep. I like to feel how thin porcelain can be, run my hand over a textile, see if I want to sit in a chair.
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Linda Fiorentino
You can talk about movies all you want, but I have this porcelain fetish. I've had it since I was a kid, because there were so many kids in my family, the only place I had any solace was in the bathroom.
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Judith Miller
The 19th-century Continental porcelain plaques that are worth the most money are the pretty ones.
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Michael Moschen
My form is more on the lines of a Chinese porcelain-jar juggler. They learn it as a child. They learn, learn, learn, learn - but not with a porcelain jar. Then, when they're ready to perform, they're taken to a museum, and they're given a porcelain jar for a lifetime to use. When they're done, it's returned to the museum.
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John Romaniello
For people like me, books are something solid and real, whereas digital stuff is a bit more ethereal. I like the trophy on my shelf, the presence in my home. A nice book is just as valuable as a decoration as a beautiful porcelain urn - and, let's face it, a hell of a lot more useful.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PORCELAIN»

Discover the use of porcelain in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to porcelain and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Porcelain
Illustrated throughout with finished work and step-by-step photographs, this book will guide the potter through all the processes involved in creating successful porcelain pottery.
Caroline Whyman, 1994
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Porcelain
In Porcelain, the most up-to-date practical handbook on the subject, Jack Doherty looks at the diverse ways porcelain can be shaped and used.
Jack Doherty, 2002
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Antique Trader Pottery and Porcelain Ceramics Price Guide
This new edition provides the detailed, accurate and up-to-date information needed to make informed decisions in buying or selling these always-popular collectibles.
Kyle Husfloen, 2006
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Contemporary Studio Porcelain
"There are over 350 new illustrations and 75 new artists featured in this new updated edition.
Peter Lane, 2003
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The Pilgrim Art: Cultures of Porcelain in World History
Bringing together many strands of history in an engaging narrative studded with fascinating vignettes, this is a history of cross-cultural exchange focused on an exceptional commodity that illuminates the emergence of what is arguably the ...
Robert Finlay, 2010
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Chinese Porcelain
The masterpieces of the genre featured in this book range from simple tea bowls and fantastic vases to hair ornaments, figurines and snuff boxes with intricate, multi-coloured designs.
Victoria Charles, 2011
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Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road
Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road disproves received opinion that pre-Ming blue and white dates to the Yuan (1279-1368 A.D.) and establishes the proper foundation for 21st century study of ancient Chinese porcelain.
Adam T. Kessler, 2012
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Chelsea Porcelain
Meticulous research into contemporary manuscripts and catalogues has enabled Elizabeth Adams to reconstruct the history of the Chelsea porcelain factory, from its beginnings in 1744 to its final destruction in 1784.
Elizabeth Adams, 2001
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Porcelain: Major Works by Leading Ceramists
This diverse collection showcases the results of that dedication, and the versatility is simply breathtaking: Claire Curneen presents highly emotive, tactile figurative forms.
Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott, 2008
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Painting on Porcelain:
This stylish, contemporary guide to painting beautiful designs on porcelain allows anyone to add a touch of flair to their porcelain pieces.
Florence De Beaudrap, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PORCELAIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term porcelain is used in the context of the following news items.
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Glazing pigments and vases kept separate for A Matter of Colour …
Brown created a series of 14 white unglazed vases based on classical shapes from the archive of Parisian porcelain company Sèvres, for an ... «Dezeen, Jul 15»
2
James Bond Posters, Rare Collectibles Can Make You Rich
And if the market slumps? “You can always smell it,” he says. “Chinese porcelain and ceramics don't give you that.” New York · Money · London ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
3
Emirates has re-engineered dining at 30000 ft so that airplane food …
The dish is served in about 20 minutes, in nothing less than a white porcelain dish. Your meal can be paired with choices ranging from a 2004 ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
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Mary E. Hoffman
Mary was a former member of the Mason City Pilot Club, St. Mary Magdalen Circle, Porcelain Artist China Painters, Catholic Daughters of the ... «Mason City Globe Gazette, Jul 15»
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Premiere Dance Hillsborough take top honors
Eric McCotter's Contemporary Jr. Group “Porcelain Doll” and Lisa Burton's Lyrical Sr. Group “Love That Went Away” also had the honor of being ... «MyCentralJersey.com, Jul 15»
6
From the archives: Joe Williams ponders importance of 'It's a …
There are ornaments, porcelain figurines and even — in a scheme to fleece the poor that would surely please Mr. Potter — lottery tickets. «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
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Schubert's Unfinished symphony: should we resist closure?
In notable contrast to the misnomer that Schubert's piece is somehow a dinky, whimsical porcelain miniature to be treated with cotton gloves ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
John David Announces the Launch of John David Candles with Six …
Share with LinkedIn. John David candles, Vastye container with rose gold base and handmade porcelain bloom diffuser. Facebook · Twitter ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
9
Hungarian GP: Post-race press conference
In all honestly, I'm a little bit disappointed because we didn't have the traditional Hungarian trophy with the porcelain on the podium today. «Motorsport.com, Jul 15»
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Man accused of pawning $85K worth of mother's handmade …
Inside the home, the woman has three types of handmade porcelain dolls and figurines — Zwergnase, Himpstedt and Lladro, which are all ... «Sun Sentinel, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Porcelain [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/porcelain>. Jul 2020 ».
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