Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to artisans or the work of artisans.
  • adj. Involving skilled work, with comparatively little reliance on machinery.
  • adj. Made by an artisan (skilled worker).

Etymologies

From artisan +‎ -al. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mr. Burmeister started in what he calls "artisanal cinema" late in life, after working as a sculptor, French professor, perfume maker, chef and puppeteer.

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  • 'Artisanal' label is desperate bid to appeal to finicky consumer Monday, November 21 2011, 10:25 AM Campbell's is one of several manufacturers using the selling power of the word 'artisanal' in new food launches, like the company's Harvest Orange Tomato Soup.

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  • A confirmed chocolate addict, Jennifer takes people on half-day tours of the main artisanal producers in London's Mayfair, Chelsea and Notting Hill.

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  • Besides, the market for “craft bread” is so small, he says, that rather than squabble, bakers should do their best to help each other increase sales and steal back sales from the industrial producers that caught on to the idea that “artisanal” bread sells (“I hate the word artisanal”).

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  • But as iconic as a character like Fred Dobbs may be, one doesn't come across many of these self-employed, so-called artisanal miners in America today.

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  • Most of the manufacturing that currently occurrs in the city is relatively small-scale, what one of the panelists called "artisanal."

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  • And it seems just recently we had a national consensus that anything assembled by minimum-wage burger-flippers wasn't properly described as artisanal.

  • As for the ice cream list: As far as we can tell, we made it solely because of Christopher Elbow's Glacé, a fancy - uh, "artisanal" - ice cream shop south of the Country Club Plaza.

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  • At the same time that the Chinese rare earth industry is facing environmental challenges it must also restructure to improve efficiency and to eliminate so-called artisanal mining entirely.

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  • Boutique booze - formally called artisanal spirits - is a big trend in the bar business.

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  • t-artisanal??

    March 26, 2014

  • That should be on a T-shirt.

    March 26, 2014

  • Art is anal.

    November 2, 2012

  • something ( bread ) made by a artistic baker.
    artisanal bread is very good looking. taste good too.

    September 7, 2009

  • As defined by the Government of South Africa, “Artisanal mining means small-scale mining involving the extraction of minerals with the simplest of tools, on a subsistence level�?.

    /ɑːˈtɪzənl/

    September 11, 2008