Definition of “porcelain” - English Dictionary

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“porcelain” in British English

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porcelainnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpɔː.səl.ɪn/ us /ˈpɔːr.səl.ɪn/

a hard but delicate, shiny, white substance made by heating a special type of clay to a high temperature, used to make cups, plates, decorations, etc.:

a porcelain dish
The tea cups are (made of) porcelain.

cups, plates, and decorations, etc. made of porcelain:

He had a fine collection of Meissen porcelain.

(Definition of “porcelain” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“porcelain” in American English

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porcelainnoun [ U ]

us /ˈpɔr·sə·lɪn, ˈpoʊr-/ us /ˈpɔrs·lɪn, ˈpɔrs-/

a hard but delicate, shiny, white substance made by heating a special type of clay to a high temperature, used esp. to make cups, plates, and small, decorative objects:

a porcelain figurine

(Definition of “porcelain” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)