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enchase

Syllabification: en·chase
Pronunciation: /inˈCHās
 
, enˈCHās
 
/

Definition of enchase in English:

verb

[with object]
1Decorate (a piece of jewelry 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.
1.1Place (a jewel) in a setting.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'decorate with figures in relief'): from Old French enchasser 'set gems, encase', from en- 'in' + chasse 'a case'.

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