Definition of champlevé in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌSHämpləˈvā/


Enamelwork in which hollows made in a metal surface are filled with colored enamel.
Example sentences
  • The incursions of invading peoples drove the Celtic enamellers westwards to Ireland, where the art of champlevé enamelling enjoyed a late flowering.
  • About half the applied decoration is champlevé enamel and a further third tinning, a thin coating of a tin-rich alloy covering some or all of the brooch's surface (often erroneously described as silvering).
  • Some of the earliest examples of champlevé come from the Celtic period.


French, from champ 'field' + levé 'raised'.

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Syllabification: champ·le·vé

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