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e·nam·el

 (ĭ-năm′əl)
n.
1. A vitreous, usually opaque, protective or decorative coating baked on metal, glass, or ceramic ware.
2. An object having such a coating, as in a piece of cloisonné.
3. A coating that dries to a hard glossy finish: nail enamel.
4. A paint that dries to a hard glossy finish.
5. Anatomy The hard, calcareous substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth.
tr.v. e·nam·eled, e·nam·el·ing, e·nam·els or e·nam·elled or e·nam·el·ling
1. To coat, inlay, or decorate with enamel.
2. To give a glossy or brilliant surface to.
3. To adorn with a brightly colored surface.

[From Middle English enamelen, to put on enamel, from Anglo-Norman enamailler : en-, on (from Old French; see en-1) + amail, enamel (from Old French esmail, of Germanic origin; see mel- in Indo-European roots).]

e·nam′el·er, e·nam′el·ist n.

enamelled

(ɪˈnæməld) or

enameled

adj
1. covered with enamel
2. decorated with enamel
Translations

enamelled

enameled (US) [ɪˈnæməld] ADJesmaltado

enamelled

[ɪˈnæməld] (British) enameled (US) adj [steel, gold] → émaillé(e); [bath, basin] → en émail; [plate, bowl] → en émail

enamelled

, (US) enameled
adjemailliert; enamelled jewellery (Brit) enameled jewelry (US) → Email(le)schmuck m
References in classic literature ?
Do thou, sweet Zephyrus, rising from thy fragrant bed, mount the western sky, and lead on those delicious gales, the charms of which call forth the lovely Flora from her chamber, perfumed with pearly dews, when on the 1st of June, her birth-day, the blooming maid, in loose attire, gently trips it over the verdant mead, where every flower rises to do her homage, till the whole field becomes enamelled, and colours contend with sweets which shall ravish her most.
Its supports were of silver gilt, beautifully chased, and profusely set with enamelled and jewelled medallions.
Why, it's as thin as paper," said he, "and enamelled like a middle-aged lady of quality
From the vague accounts we sometimes have of their beauty, many people are apt to picture to themselves enamelled and softly swelling plains, shaded over with delicious groves, and watered by purling brooks, and the entire country but little elevated above the surrounding ocean.