- a fused or partially fused material used as a basis for glazes or enamels.
- the composition from which artificial soft porcelain is made.
verb (used with object), frit·ted, frit·ting.
Origin of frit
Examples from the Web for frit
Frit, frit, n. the mixed materials of which glass is made, after being heated until they fuse partially without melting.
Fritillary, frit′il-lar-i, n. a genus of plants of the order Liliace, with drooping purple flowers: a species of butterfly.
Flux or frit, coloured with oxide of gold, purple precipitate of cassius, or peroxide of manganese.
From frit or flux, fused with oxide of lead, and a little red oxide of iron.
Usually the frit, a material similar to glass, is crushed to powder beneath stone rollers called chasers.The Story of Porcelain|Sara Ware Bassett
British Dictionary definitions for frit
- the basic materials, partially or wholly fused, for making glass, glazes for pottery, enamel, etc
- a glassy substance used in some soft-paste porcelain
verb frits, fritts, fritting or fritted
Word Origin for frit
Word Origin and History for frit
"material for glass-making," 1660s, from Italian fritta, fem. past participle of friggere "to fry," from Latin frigere "to roast, poach, fry" (see fry (v.)).