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plique–à–jour

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noun \ˌplēk-(ˌ)ä-ˈzhu̇r\

Definition of plique–à–jour

  1. :  a style of enameling in which usually transparent enamels are fused into the openings of a metal filigree to produce an effect suggestive of stained glass



Origin of plique–à–jour

French, literally, braid letting in daylight


First Known Use: 1878


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