champlevé

adjective

champ·​le·​vé ˌshäⁿ-lə-ˈvā How to pronounce champlevé (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a style of enamel decoration in which the enamel is applied and fired in cells depressed (as by incising) into a metal background compare cloisonné
champlevé noun

Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of champlevé was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Champlevé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/champlev%C3%A9. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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