- enamelwork in which colored areas are separated by thin metal bands fixed edgewise to the ground.
- pertaining to, forming, or resembling cloisonné or the pattern of cloisonné.
Origin of cloisonné
Examples from the Web for cloisonne
And nothing, in my judgment, more clearly exhibits this union of taste and skill than the Cloisonne work.The Old World and Its Ways
William Jennings Bryan
They continued along one of the lower galleries of this cloisonne factory, and came to a little bridge that spanned a vault.When the Sleeper Wakes
Herbert George Wells
There were many flowers in the room—some in Cloisonne vases, others in gimcrack vessels such as are bought at country fairs.Simon the Jester
William J. Locke
- a design made by filling in with coloured enamel an outline of flattened wire put on edge
- the method of doing this
- of, relating to, or made by cloisonné
Word Origin and History for cloisonne
"divided into compartments," 1863, from French cloisonné, from cloison "a partition" (12c., in Old French, "enclosure"), from Provençal clausio, from Vulgar Latin *clausio, noun of action from past participle stem of claudere "to close, shut" (see clause).