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lithophane Line breaks: litho|phane
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪθəfeɪn/

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Definition of lithophane in English:


[mass noun]
1A kind of ornamentation of porcelain visible when held to the light, produced by pressing designs into it when soft.
1.1 [count noun] An object with a lithophane decoration.


1940s: from Greek lithos 'stone' + -phanēs 'appearing'.

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