cloi·​son·​né | \ ˌklȯi-zə-ˈnā How to pronounce cloisonné (audio) , ˌklwä- \
variants: or less commonly cloisonne

Definition of cloisonné

: of, relating to, or being a style of enamel decoration in which the enamel is applied and fired in raised cells (as of soldered wires) on a usually metal background — compare champlevé

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Other Words from cloisonné

cloisonné noun

Examples of cloisonné in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chinese carved teak furniture perched on Persian rugs, colorful Japanese lanterns dangled from the ceiling, cloisonne objects filled the mantel, and the rooms boasted other artifacts from Asia and the Middle East. The Oregonian/oregonlive,, 10 June 2017

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First Known Use of cloisonné

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cloisonné

French, from past participle of cloisonner to partition

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The first known use of cloisonné was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Cloisonné.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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