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 (kloi′zə-nā′, klə-wä′zə-)
1. Decorative enamelwork in which metal filaments are fused to the surface of an object to outline a design that is filled in with enamel paste.
2. The art or process of producing such enamelwork.

[French, past participle of cloisonner, to partition, from Old French cloison, partition, from Vulgar Latin *clausiō, clausiōn-, from Latin clausus, past participle of claudere, to close, lock.]

cloi·son·né′ adj.
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(klwɑːˈzɒneɪ; French klwazɔne)
(Art Terms)
a. a design made by filling in with coloured enamel an outline of flattened wire put on edge
b. the method of doing this
(Art Terms) of, relating to, or made by cloisonné
[C19: from French, from cloisonner to divide into compartments, from cloison partition, ultimately from Latin claudere to close2]
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(ˌklɔɪ zəˈneɪ; Fr. klwa zɔˈneɪ)

enamelwork in which colored areas are separated by thin metal bands.
[1860–65; < French, derivative of cloison partition < Vulgar Latin *clausiō < Latin claudere to close]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cloisonne - enamelware in which colored areas are separated by thin metal stripscloisonne - enamelware in which colored areas are separated by thin metal strips
enamelware - cooking utensil of enameled iron
Adj.1.cloisonne - (for metals) having areas separated by metal and filled with colored enamel and fired
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
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