Definition of unburnished in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈbəːnɪʃd/


(Of a metal surface) not polished; dull.
Example sentences
  • In northern European paintings matt, unburnished gilding is also found and contracts may specify which areas are to be burnished and which are to be matt.
  • The inventory of 1700 describes 'its wooden frame gilded with unburnished gold'.
  • It was not calculation but humility - together with his understanding that it is preferable not to rust unburnished but to shine in use - that gave him another lease on life.

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