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enchase Line breaks: en|chase
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtʃeɪs/
/ɛnˈtʃeɪs/

Definition of enchase in English:

verb

[with object]
Decorate (a piece of jewellery or work of art) by inlaying, engraving, or carving.
Example sentences
  • The caisson ceiling was elaborately decorated with exquisitely enchased mosaic frescos.
  • Tanen made a warning gesture, they leant against an enchased marble wall.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French enchasser 'set gems, encase', from en- 'in' + chasse 'a case'.

Words that rhyme with enchase

abase, ace, apace, backspace, base, bass, brace, case, chase, dace, efface, embrace, encase, enlace, face, grace, interlace, interspace, in-your-face, lace, mace, misplace, outface, outpace, pace, place, plaice, race, space, Thrace, trace, upper case

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