Definition of Anaglypta in English:

Share this entry

Anaglypta

Pronunciation: /ˌanəˈɡlɪptə/

noun

[mass noun] trademark
A type of thick embossed wallpaper, designed to be painted over: being a natural material, Anaglypta expands on pasting [count noun]: unlike the other Anaglyptas, they have a flat paper backing
More example sentences
  • Lincrusta is made of a linseed oil mixture and Anaglypta is made from cotton pulp.
  • It would be hard to find a buyer who would lavish the same degree of attention on the Anaglypta.
  • After its debut, Anaglypta was immediately recognized as a superior product by the decorating and finishing trade.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin anaglypta 'work in low relief'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Ana|glypta

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.