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Meaning of “porcelain” in the English Dictionary

"porcelain" in British English

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porcelainnoun [U]

uk   /ˈpɔː.səl.ɪn/  us   /ˈpɔːr-/
a hard but ​delicate, ​shiny, ​whitesubstance made by ​heating a ​specialtype of ​clay to a high ​temperature, used to make ​cups, ​plates, ​decorations, etc.: a porcelain ​dish The ​teacups are (made of) porcelain. cups, ​plates, and ​decorations, etc. made of porcelain: He had a ​finecollection of Meissen porcelain.
(Definition of porcelain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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porcelainnoun [U]

 us     /ˈpɔr·sə·lɪn, ˈpoʊr-/  /ˈpɔrs·lɪn, ˈpɔrs-/
a hard but ​delicate, ​shiny, ​whitesubstance made by ​heating a ​specialtype of ​clay to a high ​temperature, used esp. to make ​cups, ​plates, and ​small, ​decorativeobjects: a porcelain figurine
(Definition of porcelain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “porcelain”
in Spanish (nombre) porcelana, (adjetivo)de porcelana…
in Vietnamese đồ sứ…
in Malaysian porselin…
in Thai เครื่องเคลือบ…
in French (en) porcelaine…
in German das Porzellan, Porzellan-……
in Chinese (Simplified) 瓷, 瓷器…
in Turkish porselen…
in Russian фарфор…
in Indonesian porselen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瓷, 瓷器…
in Polish porcelana…
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