[ dih-kal-kuh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh ]
/ dɪˌkæl kəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə /
the art or process of transferring pictures or designs from specially prepared paper to wood, metal, glass, etc.
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Words nearby decalcomania
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Example sentences 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
I remember once decorating a card for Mother with some decalcomania pictures.The Story of Porcelain|Sara Ware Bassett
The hat with movement is like a free-hand sketch, a hat without movement like a decalcomania.Woman as Decoration|Emily Burbank
British Dictionary definitions for decalcomania
/ (dɪˌkælkəˈmeɪnɪə) /
the art or process of transferring a design from prepared paper onto another surface, such as china, glass or paper
a design so transferred
Word Origin for decalcomania
C19: from French décalcomanie, from décalquer to transfer by tracing, from dé- de- + calquer to trace + -manie -mania
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