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



First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of champlevé was in 1847

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“Champlevé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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