Enamel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈnæml|  American pronunciation of the word enamel
Brit.  |ɪˈnam(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word enamel

noun

- hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth
- a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection
- a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish
- any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze

verb

- coat, inlay, or surface with enamel

Examples

The tea set is decorated with enamel.

an artist who works with enamels

The museum has a fine collection of enamels.

...the exterior of the tooth consists of very hard enamel...

...the enamel of a human tooth will begin to break down when exposed to sugar for too long...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: enamel
he/she/it: enamels or enamelling
past tense: enamelled
past participle: enamelled
noun
singular: enamel
plural: enamels
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