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: the calcined or partly fused materials of which glass is made
: any of various chemically complex glasses used ground especially to introduce soluble or unstable ingredients into glazes or enamels


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fritted; fritting

transitive verb

: to prepare (materials for glass) by heat : fuse
: to convert into a frit

Examples of frit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The panels have a frit pattern, which helps shelter fans from the sun. Myung J. Chun, Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2023 This would mean the beautiful frit lace patterns could be interpreted as an expression of the will of the glass molecules. Julia Felsenthal, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2023 Buzz silhouettes, embossed into padded trim or molded into a seat base or even on the rear screen's frit. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 9 Mar. 2022 Corridors include plenty of light (filtered by baked-in strips of ceramic elements called frits) and benches. Roger Showley,, 4 June 2017 Ceramic frits in the glass help to cut the sun's glare by 50 percent. Alastair Gordon, miamiherald, 12 May 2017
Even after 10 on a school night, there are salty stacks of pommes frites on every table. New York Times, 3 Mar. 2020 The new Virgin Hotel’s Commons Club restaurant in Dallas boasts a simple favorite: Kennebec frites with housemade Dijonnaise. Karen Elizabeth Watts, Dallas News, 28 Jan. 2020 There was a lively energy over a steak frites-dinner served family-style. Vogue, 13 Sep. 2019 At brunch, the tenderloin anchored a steak frites plate dressed with a willowy Parmesan crisp, handcut fries and broiled tomato. Mike Sutter,, 18 July 2019 Taste a sample at the Bastille Day Soiree in Rockridge on July 13, or enjoy an entire month of fabulous French food, including specials on Provencal rosé at Paul Marcus Wines and moules frites at Hapuku’s oyster bar. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, 9 July 2019 Steak frites, steak tartare, coq au vin, snails in garlic, and a dessert created in honor of the Paris-Brest-Paris race are just some of the specialties perfected by the capital's chefs. Fox News, 28 July 2018 The steak frites with cognac pepper sauce was to die for, but the drive there was not. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, 15 Aug. 2018 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, 9 July 2018 See More

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Word History



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

First Known Use


1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of frit was in 1662

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Cite this Entry

“Frit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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