- the art or process of transferring pictures or designs from specially prepared paper to wood, metal, glass, etc.
- decal(defs 1, 2).
Origin of decalcomania
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Examples from the Web for decalcomania
"I'd have to go home first and get my decalcomania book," Jimmy stipulated.The Believing Years
Edmund Lester Pearson
The hat with movement is like a free-hand sketch, a hat without movement like a decalcomania.Woman as Decoration
I remember once decorating a card for Mother with some decalcomania pictures.The Story of Porcelain
Sara Ware Bassett
- the art or process of transferring a design from prepared paper onto another surface, such as china, glass or paper
- a design so transferred
C19: from French décalcomanie, from décalquer to transfer by tracing, from dé- de- + calquer to trace + -manie -mania
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