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champlevé

Line breaks: champ|levé
Pronunciation: /ˌʃam(p)ləˈveɪ
 
, ʃɒ̃ˈləveɪ/

Definition of champlevé in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Enamelwork in which hollows made in a metal surface are filled with coloured enamels: [as modifier]: enamelling using the champlevé technique
More 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.

Origin

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

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