Definition of enamel in English:
1An opaque or semitransparent glassy substance applied to metallic or other hard surfaces for ornament or as a protective coating.
- Bright impervious surfaces in plaster, white paint, vitreous enamel, glass or stainless steel are not just cleanable but seen to be clean.
- Creamy appliance wax can be used on painted surfaces for protection and ease of cleaning, but is not needed on porcelain enamel surfaces.
- Ting has used a range of materials including English bone china, glass, enamel and platinum.
1.1A work of art executed in enamel.
- Under his direction, wares in the style of the French renaissance Limoges enamels were executed.
- The plaque illustrated here may show the influence of Liomges enamels, demonstrating Rodin's interest in renaissance art.
- A panel painting might have a background of stamped, gilded gesso and enamels and precious stones in its frame.
1.2The hard glossy substance that covers the crown of a tooth.
- There are two parts to a tooth: the crown, which is covered by enamel and is the visible part of the tooth, and the root, which lies underneath the gums.
- The bacteria digest the carbohydrates in the food and produce acid, which dissolves the tooth's enamel and causes a cavity.
- Human teeth are made up of four different types of tissue: pulp, dentin, enamel, and cementum.
1.3 (also enamel paint) A paint that dries to give a smooth, hard coat.
- Sand, prime, and paint the chair using two or more coats of semigloss latex enamel paint.
- Remove wallpaper and install tile, or paint walls with mold-resistant enamel paint.
- Evidence of her home-grown methods can be found in the alligatored texture of some of her pieces, where she may have layered enamel paint before the undercoat dried.
verb (enamels, enameling, enameled ; British enamels, enamelling, enamelled)[with object] (often as adjective enameled) Back to top
1Coat or decorate (a metallic or hard object) with enamel: an enameled roasting pan
More example sentences
- Mothers or older sisters will love the pretty enamelled jewellery from Les Nereides.
- Templar links to the local area have been found at the Old Church in Maghera where a bronze enamelled plaque was found in the graveyard.
- I make enamelled jewellery and run the shop from which it is sold.
- Example sentences
- I'm one of a small group of full-time enamellers working in Ireland today.
- Since then I have worked with one of the best enamellers in the country, and have taken over the workshop where I began my career.
- However, often engravers’ and enamellers ' signatures do appear.
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