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cloisonné Syllabification: cloi·son·né
Pronunciation: /ˌkloiznˈā/

Definition of cloisonné in English:


Decorative work in which enamel, glass, or gemstones are separated by strips of flattened wire placed edgeways on a metal backing.
Example sentences
  • The collection features fine examples of Qing dynasty enamelled porcelains, Beiijing and Canton enamels on metal, cloisonné enamels and bronzes.
  • In cloisonné enamelling cells, or cloisons, are built up on a thin sheet of metal by attaching metal wire or fine strips of metal fixed edgewise.
  • Rising majestically over rocks and crested waves, these cloisonné dragons chase flaming pearls amid clouds in the heavens.


Mid 19th century: French, literally 'partitioned', past participle of cloisonner, from cloison 'a partition or division'.

Words that rhyme with cloisonné

donnée, Dubonnet, Monet
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