eglomise

adjective

eglo·​mi·​se ˌā-glə-(ˌ)mē-ˈzā How to pronounce eglomise (audio)
ˌe-;
ˈā-glə-(ˌ)mē-ˌ,
ˈe-
variants or less commonly églomisé
: made of glass on the back of which is a painted picture that shows through

Word History

Etymology

French, past participle of églomiser to decorate a glass panel by painting on its back, from Jean-Baptiste Glomy †1786 French decorator

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eglomise was in 1877

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Cite this Entry

“Eglomise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eglomise. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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