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pewter (ˈpjuːtə Pronunciation for pewter



    1. any of various alloys containing tin (80–90 per cent), lead (10–20 per cent), and sometimes small amounts of other metals, such as copper and antimony
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ pewter ware, a pewter tankard
    1. a bluish-grey colour
    2. (as adjective)   ⇒ pewter tights
  1. plate or kitchen utensils made from pewter

Derived Forms

ˈpewterer noun

Word Origin

C14: from Old French peaultre, of obscure origin; related to Old Provençal peltre pewter

Translations for 'pewter'

  • British English: pewterPronunciation for pewter Pewter is a grey metal made by mixing tin and lead.ˈpjuːtə NOUN
  • Arabic: سَبِيكَةُ الْبِيُوتِرPronunciation for سَبِيكَةُ الْبِيُوتِر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: peltrePronunciation for peltre
  • Chinese: 白蜡Pronunciation for 白蜡
  • Croatian: kositarPronunciation for kositar
  • Czech: cínPronunciation for cín
  • Danish: tinPronunciation for tin
  • Dutch: tinPronunciation for tin
  • European Spanish: peltrePronunciation for peltre
  • Finnish: tinaPronunciation for tina
  • French: étainPronunciation for étain
  • German: ZinnPronunciation for Zinn
  • Greek: κασσιτερόχαλκοςPronunciation for κασσιτερόχαλκος
  • Italian: peltroPronunciation for peltro
  • Japanese: 白目Pronunciation for 白目
  • Korean: 백랍Pronunciation for 백랍
  • Norwegian: tinnPronunciation for tinn
  • Polish: stop cyny z ołowiemPronunciation for stop cyny z ołowiem
  • Portuguese: latãoPronunciation for latão
  • Romanian: cositor
  • Russian: сплав олова со свинцомPronunciation for сплав олова со свинцом
  • Spanish: peltrePronunciation for peltre
  • Swedish: tennPronunciation for tenn
  • Thai: โลหะผสมดีบุกกับตะกั่วPronunciation for โลหะผสมดีบุกกับตะกั่ว
  • Turkish: tutyaPronunciation for tutya
  • Ukrainian: сплав олова зі свинцем
  • Vietnamese: hợp kim thiếcPronunciation for hợp kim thiếc

Example Sentences Including 'pewter'

He played by himself in the garden under a pewter sky, with the fugitive glitter of snow behind it.
Hilary Mantel LEARNING TO TALK: Short stories (2003)
A box of little pewter mugs, relics of school cricket matches.
Sara MacDonald SEA MUSIC (2003)
He grabbed it, hoping for a dropped coin, but the thing was only pewter , engraved with a strange squiggle.
Kerr, Katharine A Time of War


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