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 resources here and here. Video here.

Maiolica Dish_with_man_on_horsebackMaiolica Dish with a Mounted Lancer. 1520-1550. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.