\ˈfrit \

Definition of frit 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the calcined or partly fused materials of which glass is made

2 : any of various chemically complex glasses used ground especially to introduce soluble or unstable ingredients into glazes or enamels


fritted; fritting

Definition of frit (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to prepare (materials for glass) by heat : fuse

2 : to convert into a frit

Examples of frit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Corridors include plenty of light (filtered by baked-in strips of ceramic elements called frits) and benches. Roger Showley,, "San Diego's new 'urban' courthouse is a modern, safer alternative to the old one," 4 June 2017 Ceramic frits in the glass help to cut the sun's glare by 50 percent. Alastair Gordon, miamiherald, "It’s hard to love a mall. Brickell City Centre may be the exception.," 12 May 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Order a side of the house frites laced with marjoram and paprika ($5); or get them simple with mussels bathed in white wine herbs in the moules marinieres ($18). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 Items include steak frites with flat iron steak, roasted garlic puree and hand-cut pommes frites or beef tartare. Grace Wong,, "Steak, brunch, whiskey and more Father's Day specials at Chicago area restaurants," 11 June 2018 Diners can enjoy this burger with truffled pommes frites for $18. Lauren Delgado,, "Local restaurants add a little something extra to burgers for contest," 11 June 2018 In the early 20th century, Michelin developed its guides to encourage touring motorists to potter along them, making the odd detour for a steak frites (and to wear out their tyres). The Economist, "Uproar over new speed limits on French country roads," 31 May 2018 The fine steak frites with a chunky gribiche sauce would feel at home in any French bistro, and the roasted chicken, a disjointed half-bird, has its roots in Normandy but soothes the palate with notes of shallots, garlic and apple. Phil Vettel,, "Bar Biscay review: 'Bigger box' gives mfk team more room to play," 13 Apr. 2018 Our visit was on a Tuesday, when moules frites is the daily special. Tim Smith,, "Downtown gets a new French accent from Chez Hugo bistro," 20 Apr. 2018 Make a classic steak frites French recipe in half the time without sacrificing an ounce of flavor. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Faster Steak Frites," 24 Jan. 2017 République Chef Walter Manzke and his wife, Marguerite, serve everything from dry-aged steak frites to foie gras torchon at this gorgeous all-day California brasserie on La Brea. S.pellegrino, Bon Appetit, "Ludo Lefebvre’s Edible Tour of West Hollywood," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of frit


1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for frit


Italian fritta, from feminine of fritto, past participle of friggere to fry, from Latin frigere to roast — more at fry

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