Meaning of ENAMEL in English

ENAMEL

/ ɪˈnæml; NAmE / noun

1.

[ U , C ] a substance that is melted onto metal, pots, etc. and forms a hard shiny surface to protect or decorate them; an object made from enamel :

a chipped enamel bowl

a handle inlaid with enamel

an exhibition of enamels and jewellery

2.

[ U ] the hard white outer layer of a tooth

3.

(also eˌnamel ˈpaint ) [ U , C ] a type of paint that dries to leave a hard shiny surface

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (originally as a verb; formerly also as inamel ): from Anglo-Norman French enamailler , from en- in, on + amail enamel, ultimately of Germanic origin.

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