Definition of unburnished in English:
(Of a metal surface) not polished; dull.
- It was unburnished gray - aluminum or magnesium, by its light weight - and smoothly streamlined.
- Nymphs and satyrs in Florentine bronze smirked and capered in the recesses of the pale gray wall, relieved by mouldings and medallions in unburnished gold.
- 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.
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