Cloisonne Definition

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.
American Heritage
Cloisonné enamel.
Webster's New World
The art or process of producing such enamelwork.
American Heritage
Alternative spelling of cloisonne.
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.
Webster's New World

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

  • Borrowing from French.

    From Wiktionary

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