[ shahn-luh-vey ]
/ ʃɑ̃ ləˈveɪ /
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of or relating to an enamel piece or enameling technique in which enamel is fused onto the incised or hollowed areas of a metal base.
noun, plural champ·le·vés [shahn-luh-vey, -veyz]. /ʃɑ̃ ləˈveɪ, -ˈveɪz/.
an enamel piece made by the champlevé method.
the technique used to produce champlevé enamels.
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How to use champlevé in a sentence
As one of the more common processes, let us consider the application of enamel to copper in the form of champleve enrichment.
Give illustration and requirements of a good design in champleve enamel.
British Dictionary definitions for champlevé
/ French (ʃɑ̃lve, English ˌʃæmpləˈveɪ) /
of or relating to a process of enamelling by which grooves are cut into a metal base and filled with enamel colours
an object enamelled by this process
Word Origin for champlevé
C19: from champ field (level surface) + levé raised
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