[ shahn-luh-vey ]
/ ʃɑ̃ ləˈveɪ /
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.
Words nearby champlevé
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Examples from the Web for champleve
Give illustration and requirements of a good design in champleve enamel.
As one of the more common processes, let us consider the application of enamel to copper in the form of champleve enrichment.
British Dictionary definitions for champleve
/ 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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