1) ADJ Handmade objects have been made by someone using their hands or using tools rather than by machines.

As they're handmade, each one varies slightly.

...handmade chocolates.

2) V-PASSIVE If something is handmade, it is made by someone using their hands or using tools rather than by machines.

[be V-ed] The beads they use are handmade in the Jura mountains in central France...

[be V-ed] These exquisitely ornate boxes and cabinets have been handmade and hand-painted by Indian craftspeople.

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