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Dutch metal Syllabification: Dutch met·al
Pronunciation: /ˈdəCH ˌmedl/

Definition of Dutch metal in English:


An alloy of copper and zinc used in imitation of gold leaf.
Example sentences
  • It would often have been Dutch metal, an alloy of copper and zinc in proportions of about 80: 20.
  • The silver Dutch metal has the advantage over real silver in that it doesn't tarnish.
  • An example from Spain, from the 1850's, showed a painted black pattern leaving clear areas for Dutch metal.
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