Definition of overglaze in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈɡlāz/


Decoration or a second glaze applied to glazed ceramic ware.
Example sentences
  • The designs are put on either with an underglaze, a sort of drawing technique, or overglaze, which is more like montage.
  • Practically invisible or blatantly obvious, these so-called slipups made centuries ago survive today beneath vitrified coats of clear overglaze and provide snapshots of the innovative and ingenious decorative techniques employed.
  • In graffito pottery the design was produced by scratching though the overglaze.


(Of painting, printing, or other decoration) done on a glazed surface: overglaze enamel
More example sentences
  • Such visible placement of overglaze writing is characteristic of more sophisticated and expensive wares, and is particularly rare in archaeological finds from the Americas.
  • Perhaps in an attempt to mimic the bright colors of enameled Chinese and English porcelain, both plain and molded white stoneware was also sometimes enriched with overglaze polychrome painting.
  • A very typical pattern for the Persian market has an overglaze cobalt blue border with many gold stars and most often a central floral bouquet accented with iron red.

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Syllabification: o·ver·glaze

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