plique-à-jour

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\ 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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