Earthenware covered with an opaque tin-oxide glaze and usually highly decorated. Originating in the Islamic world, this pottery technique reached a peak of artistic quality in Italy during the Renaissance. The term is also sometimes applied to modern tin-glazed wares. Also spelled majolica. Pronunciation here. Web resource here. Video here.
Maiolica Dish with a Mounted Lancer. 1520-1550. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.