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[se-vruh; English sev-ruh, sev]
  1. a suburb of Paris in N France.
  2. Also Sèvres ware. the porcelain made in this suburb since 1756.
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Examples from the Web for sevres

Historical Examples of sevres

  • It is the State that makes the Sevres porcelain, and the Gobelin tapestry.

    Sophisms of the Protectionists

    Frederic Bastiat

  • To this class belong the porcelain of Copenhagen and the recent product of Sevres.

    The Potter's Craft

    Charles F. Binns

  • He whom she had seen at Sevres on returning from Versailles.

    The Royal Life Guard

    Alexander Dumas (pere)

  • At Sevres, Balzac soon hit upon a site that pleased his fancy.


    Frederick Lawton

  • At Sevres your postilion told mine that he had brought you here.

British Dictionary definitions for sevres


  1. porcelain ware manufactured at Sèvres, near Paris, from 1756, characterized by the use of clear colours and elaborate decorative detail
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