Smalt meaning

smôlt
A deep blue paint and ceramic pigment produced by pulverizing a glass made of silica, potash, and cobalt oxide.
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Deep-blue glass prepared from silica, potash, and oxide of cobalt: used, in pulverized form, as a pigment.
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Pigment made in this way.
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Its deep-blue color.
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A deep blue pigment made from powdered glass mixed with cobalt oxide.
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Origin of smalt

  • French from Italian smalto enamel, glaze of Germanic origin mel-1 in Indo-European roots

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