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[sil-ver-smith] /ˈsɪl vərˌsmɪθ/
a person whose occupation is making and repairing articles of silver.
Origin of silversmith
before 1000; Middle English; Old English seolforsmith. See silver, smith
Related forms
silversmithing, noun Unabridged
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  • His response: to take apart his clarinet and have several keys recast by a silversmith and put closer together.
  • When the silversmith is ready to begin a project, he creates the form of the piece in a process called raising.
  • There is a condensed-matter physicist, a producer of a public radio show, a cellist-even a silversmith.
  • Visit a silversmith and a watchmaker, and stop by an original printing press.
British Dictionary definitions for silversmith


a craftsman who makes or repairs articles of silver
Derived Forms
silversmithing, noun
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Word Origin and History for silversmith

Old English seolfursmið; see silver (n.) + smith (n.).

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