Definition of majolica in English:



  • A kind of earthenware made in imitation of Italian maiolica, especially in England during the 19th century.

    ‘Display your majolica or old world pottery behind the chicken wire to authenticate the look.’
    • ‘The technique of making majolica begins with firing a piece of earthenware.’
    • ‘This chapter represents an important contribution to the history of both majolica and social customs.’
    • ‘The majolica could, perhaps, have been intended to grace a Spanish grandee's table in a conquered England.’
    • ‘During the second firing, the glazes interact creating the rich colors majolica pieces carry so well.’



/məˈjäləkə/ /məˈdʒɑləkə/


Variant of maiolica.