Definition of enchase in English:


Line breaks: en|chase
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtʃeɪs
, ɛn-/


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


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

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