Meaning of ENAMEL in English

ENAMEL

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪˈnæməl ]

n. & v. --n. 1 a glasslike opaque or semi-transparent coating on metallic or other hard surfaces for ornament or as a preservative lining. 2 a a smooth hard coating. b a cosmetic simulating this. 3 the hard glossy natural coating over the crown of a tooth. 4 painting done in enamel. 5 poet. a smooth bright surface colouring, verdure, etc. --v.tr. (enamelled, enamelling; US enameled, enameling) 1 inlay or encrust (a metal etc.) with enamel. 2 portray (figures etc.) with enamel. 3 archaic adorn with varied colours. øenamel paint a paint that dries to give a smooth hard coat. øøenameller n. enamelwork n. [ME f. AF enameler, enamailler (as EN-(1), OF esmail f. Gmc)]

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