Adjective "artisanal" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or characteristic of an artisan.
  1. 'artisanal workshops'
  2. 'Many guild regulations and privileges were designed to protect independent artisanal status, that is, to guarantee each master a modest but secure livelihood, appropriate to his station in life.'
  3. 'Historically, Portuguese architecture is firmly rooted in the vernacular, with craft-based, artisanal origins and a limited range of forms and materials.'
  4. 'The artisanal workshops of the Middle Ages and Renaissance offer countless examples of painters who declined to reveal their working methods.'
  5. 'Unlike kimberlite deposits, which are deep underground, they are quite easy to mine, using artisanal or semi-industrial methods.'
  6. 'Factory-made clothes for both sexes became the staple of mainstream fashion in the industrialized world, and for ordinary clothes everywhere as local artisanal traditions declined.'
  7. 'The demands German artisans placed on themselves in the name of purity and honor had no parallels in the experiences of artisanal classes in other European nations.'
  8. 'Technological advances have changed the economic conditions of cinematic production, which can now be artisanal as well as capitalist.'
  9. 'Widely distributed across the occupational spectrum, Germans were most heavily represented in skilled artisanal and industrial trades.'
  10. 'Hand-made by an artisanal boat-maker in Maine, the Rocking Dory is a child-sized replica of the wooden dories found on the shores of Maine.'
  11. 'She is both terrified by and angry about the European vessels, which too often trespass at night into the exclusive fishing zone of the artisanal fishermen.'
  12. 'artisanal cheeses'
  13. 'More specialty food stores are stocking artisanal cheeses and more restaurants than ever before are offering high quality cheese plates.'
  14. 'The conference, designed to celebrate artisanal and farmstead cheeses and to support and educate North American cheesemakers, drew a record attendance.'
  15. 'We bought a few bottles of their delicious artisanal apple juice, unfiltered and incredibly tasty.'
  16. 'I decided against a $58 shot of Belgian whiskey and opted for a slightly more economical vodka martini made with a new artisanal brand of vodka that tasted faintly of grapes.'
  17. 'The little emporium offers an adventurous selection of international favorites and quirky artisanal cheeses, many produced locally.'
  18. 'This year, why not try out one of the new wave of British artisanal cheeses, such as old Worcester white?'
  19. 'The market for good quality artisanal olive oil has been growing.'
  20. 'Last Saturday I attended the Salon Saveurs, a food show focusing on artisanal products, where producers come to talk about and sell their products, most of them offering samples.'
  21. 'We asked the chefs to use as many local and artisanal products as possible, and they really rose to the occasion.'


1. pertaining to or noting a person skilled in an applied art: The men were taught artisanal skills such as bricklaying and carpentry.

2. pertaining to or noting a high-quality or distinctive product made in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods: artisanal cheese; artisanal cheesemakers.

More examples(as adjective)

"pits can be artisanal."

"minings can be artisanal."

"miners can be artisanal."

"farms can be artisanal."

"diamonds can be artisanal."

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