: 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

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, braid letting in daylight

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Plique-à-jour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plique-%C3%A0-jour. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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