plique-à-jour

noun
\ ˌplēk-(ˌ)ä-ˈzhu̇r How to pronounce plique-à-jour (audio) \

Definition of plique-à-jour

: a style of enameling in which usually transparent enamels are fused into the openings of a metal filigree to produce an effect suggestive of stained glass

First Known Use of plique-à-jour

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plique-à-jour

French, literally, braid letting in daylight

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The first known use of plique-à-jour was in 1899

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“Plique-à-jour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plique-%C3%A0-jour. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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