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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.


(ɪˈnæməlɪŋ) or


1. (Art Terms) the art or process of decorating something such as jewellery in enamel
2. (Art Terms) the decoration produced in this way


enameling (US) [ɪˈnæməlɪŋ] Nesmaltado m


[ɪˈnæməlɪŋ] (British) enameling [ɪˈnæməlɪŋ] (US) n
(= process) → émaillage m
(= art) → émaillerie fenamel paint npeinture f laquée
References in classic literature ?
Brother Luke hath given me some skill in damask work, and in the enamelling of shrines, tabernacles, diptychs and triptychs.
There never was such rich enamelling on such thin gold; and what a good scheme to hang the lid up over it, so that you can see how thin it is.
The art of cloisonne enamelling became one of Japan's most successful forms of manufacture after its renaissance around 1840.