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[noun, adjective oh-ver-gleyz; verb oh-ver-gleyz, oh-ver-gleyz] /noun, adjective ˈoʊ vərˌgleɪz; verb ˌoʊ vərˈgleɪz, ˈoʊ vərˌgleɪz/ Ceramics
a color or glaze applied to an existing glaze.
verb (used with object), overglazed, overglazing.
to cover or decorate (a ceramic object) with an overglaze.
used as an overglaze.
(of painted or printed decorations) applied over a glaze.
Origin of overglaze
First recorded in 1585-95; over- + glaze Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for overglaze
Historical Examples
  • In regard to the overglaze colours used there are some interesting facts.

  • In overglaze painted figures the three blue lines will peep from beneath the hem of some garment.

  • To take the overglaze painting; this may be compared to the canvas of the painter which is covered with pigment.

  • These marks of the crown and the three lines, in blue, are used on all copies of the old models of the overglaze Mller period.

  • Nor did the poudre-bleu jar, triumphantly exhibited by the infatuated owner—a splendid specimen painted on the overglaze.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • Persons who have burned kilns for overglaze work will find the method of burning pottery very different.

    The Potter's Craft Charles F. Binns
British Dictionary definitions for overglaze


(of decoration or colours) applied to porcelain or pottery above the glaze
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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