Cloisonne meaning

kloizə-nā, klə-wäzə-
Decorative enamelwork in which metal filaments are fused to the surface of an object to outline a design that is filled in with enamel paste.
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The art or process of producing such enamelwork.
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Designating or of a kind of enamel work in which the surface decoration is set in hollows formed by shaped pieces of wire welded to a metal plate.
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Cloisonné enamel.
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Alternative spelling of cloisonne.
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Origin of cloisonne

  • French past participle of cloisonner to partition from Old French cloison partition from Vulgar Latin clausiō clausiōn- from Latin clausus past participle of claudere to close, lock

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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